Dr. Rasha Abdulla (Ph.D. Communication, University of Miami) is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at The American University in Cairo. She is a former member of the United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF MAG). She is the author of eight books and monographs, including “The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond,” as well as numerous research articles, reports, and book chapters. Her research on social media and political activism leading to and during Egypt's revolution won several research awards, including the AUC Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Abdulla has taught or guest lectured at several universities in Europe and the United States. Her research interests include social media and mobilization, media diversity, freedom of expression, and content moderation. Dr. Abdulla is an international consultant and is featured regularly in local and international media. She tweets at @RashaAbdulla.
Latest posts by Rasha Abdulla
Award-Winning Egyptian Activists Receive One-Year Suspended Sentence
A report from this week's trial of Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mona Seif, and other activists accused of arson in what appears to be a politically motivated case.
Egyptian veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah released
Egyptian veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has finally been released pending investigation from the Cairo Criminal Court yesterday after being detained for 56 days. He comes home to his family and his 20-day-old son, who was born while his daddy was detained. Cute little Khaled was named after Egypt’s...
Egypt: Military Court Refuses Alaa Abdel Fattah's Appeal
An appeal filed by Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for his release pending investigation has been denied (Nov. 3) by a Cairo military court. Abdel Fattah was detained on October 30 for 15 days after refusing to be interrogated by a military court, and insisting on his right to be investigated before a civilian court.
Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Detained for 15 Days Pending Military Investigation
Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (@alaa) was detained today (Sunday, Oct. 30) for 15 days pending investigation after refusing to be interrogated by a military investigator, insisting on his right to be tried before a civil court. Alaa was called in for investigation last week in light of the...
Egypt: On Maikel Nabil, first blogger to be jailed since January 25
Maikel Nabil , the first Egyptian blogger to be jailed since the January 25 revolution started, has been on a hunger strike since Monday, August 22. On August 30, Maikel stopped taking any liquids, including water. He was taken to a hospital two days later after falling into a coma....