Meet the Tweeters
Be sure to watch our video interviews with Egyptians and Americans whose experience of the uprisings was colored by Twitter.
Twitter Roll: Who to Follow
Here is a list of people to follow who are currently tweeting about the situation in Egypt. Also find this list in the left-hand sidebar at any point in browsing the site.
- @Zeinobia – Egyptian blogger behind the blog EgyptianChronicles. Tweets about happenings in whole Arab world with main focus on Egypt.
- @TheBigPharaoh – Egyptian blogger behind BigPharaoh.org. Tweets in Arabic and English. Focuses on Egyptian politics.
- @natashaghoneim – Egyptian journalist living in the U.S., provides perspective of Egyptian expats.
- @ianinegyt – American freelance journalist writing and video taping in Egypt. Livetweets protests.
- @ashrafkhalil – Writes for Times of London, Foreign Policy and The Arabist out of Cairo. Does not tweet his own words very often, but retweets interesting/useful/amusing information about Egypt.
- @Sarahcarr – Writes with humor and a hint of bitterness about clashes in Cairo. Her twitpics feature “people I would like to see shunned from public life.” Tweets are both in English and transliterated Arabic.
- @sarrahsworld – Egyptian video blogger (vlogger). Tweets about politics and women’s rights in Egypt, mostly in Arabic but some in English as well. Praised for her wit and passion.
- @DailyNewsEgypt – Describes itself as Egypt’s only independent newspaper in English.
- @monaeltahawy – Columnist and public speaker who travels around North Africa and the Arab world. Currently en route to Morocco but will be back in Egypt in January.
- @shadihamid – Director of Reasearch at the Brookings Doha Center & Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Writes about Egypt for Western audience.
- @kristenchick – American journalist writing for the Christian Science Monitor. Covers Egyptian politics and protests.
- @arabist – Official Twitter account for the Arabist blog. Tweets links to new posts, but also asks and answers questions about Egypt. Based in Cairo.
- @sandmonkey – Popular Egyptian blogger in the midst of running a (satirical?) campaign for Parliament.
- @Egyptocracy – Egyptian blogger living abroad. Runs the Egyptocracy blog and YouTube channel.
- @MagButter – Egyptian blogger who told the story of his detainment and abuse at the hands of police via Twitter this November.
- @ghonim – Egyptian techie who works for Google, said by some to be a symbol of the uprising.
- @mozn – Mozn Hassan works for Egyptian gender advocacy group Nazra. She tweets both in English and Arabic, though mostly retweets.
- @TEDataEgypt – Egypt’s largest Internet service provider, established by Telecom Egypt