The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Mona Eltahawy
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Mona Eltahawy

Industry: Media

Designation: Journalist

Country: US (Egypt)

Mona Eltahawy came to global prominence during the Arab revolutions of 2011 — she was assaulted in Egypt’s Interior Ministry after being arrested during a protest in Tahrir Square — and has since then continued to campaign for women’s rights via a series of opinion pieces and interviews in many of the world’s best-read newspapers.

In 2012, the Missouri School of Journalism awarded her its Honour Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism and the Columbia Journalism Review named her as one of 20 women in the media to watch.