Who to follow on Egypt

Who to follow on Egypt

If, like me, you are obsessively following the unfolding drama in Egypt, there’s no better medium than Twitter, where you can get 140-character dispatches from foreign journalists and Egyptians on the ground (at least, those that still somehow have Internet access), as well as curators and analysts watching the action from afar. Here are some, but by no means all, of my proven providers (it’s also light on Egyptians right now since few seem to have Internet access at the moment):


Abeer Allam – Egyptian-born FT correspondent in Riyadh

Sandmonkey – Foul-mouthed Egyptian blogger

Hossam El-Hamalawy – Blogger and labor activist

Alaa Abd Al Fattah – Blogger and tech activist based in South Africa

Gamal Eid – Human rights activist

Khaled Abol Naga – Egyptian actor

Sharif Kouddous – Egyptian-American producer for Democracy Now

Ramy Raoof – Human rights activist and blogger

Gigi Ibrahim – Socialist activist

Amr El Beleidy – Travel writer cum activist

Mo-ha-med – Economic consultant

Zeinobia – Egyptian blogger

Journos on the ground:

Al Arabiya – Breaking news from the Arab satellite network

Ashraf Khalil – top-notch senior journalist for Al-Masry Al-Youm

Issandr Amrani – dean of the Cairo press corps

Ben Wedemann – veteran Middle East correspondent for CNN

Nic Robertson – CNN reporter in Alexandria

Frederick Pleitgen – CNN reporter in Cairo

Ayman Mohyeldin, Evan C. Hill, Gregg CarlstromAbdurahman Warsame, Dan Nolan, Sherine Tadros – Al Jazeera journalists

Steven Farrell, Anthony Shadid, Nick KristofNew York Times correspondents currently in Egypt

Jan25voices – phoned-in tweets from Egypt

Curators and analysts:

Sultan al-Qassemi – columnist for Abu Dhabi’s the National

Brian Whitaker – Guardian editor

Katherine Maher – tech and civil society expert with the National Democratic Institute

Dan Murphy – Christian Science Monitor journalist, former Cairo correspondent

Michael Wahid Hanna – Century Foundation analyst

Steve Cook – CFR analyst

Pomed Wire – Project on Middle East Democracy

Marc Lynch – FP blogger, GW professor

Daniel Serwer – Middle East expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Max FisherAtlantic editor

Andy Carvin – Senior strategist at NPR

Tom Gara – Quick-witted financial journalist living in Dubai, Egypt experience

Joshua Stacher – Professor at Kent State University with extensive knowledge of the Muslim Brotherhood

Nasser Weddady – Mauritanian activist living in Boston

Ammar Abdulhamid – Syrian activist living in Washington

Jacob Appelbaum – Cyberactivist monitoring the Egyptian Internet

Kim Ghatttas – BBC State Department correspondent