Mr. Ismail Alexandrani

Mr. Ismail Alexandrani is a freelance journalist, socio-political researcher, social media expert, and youth activist based in Alexandria, Egypt. He has previously worked with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Unit of Futuristic Studies and the Project on Studying Social Movements at the American University in Cairo, focusing on political activism in Egypt and the Middle East. As a writer, blogger, and civil society activist, he advocates for the political and social integration of marginalized communities across Egypt, seeking to promote a culture of human rights through informal education, solidarity campaigns, and intercultural exchange. As an online activist, he has trained nongovernmental organizations in the use of new and social media at the grassroots level. He has also trained political activists, emerging political leaders, and human rights advocates in effective networking and capacity building. In 2009, he was a global winner of the World Youth Movement for Democracy’s International Essay Contest on Youth and Democracy. During his fellowship, Mr. Alexandrani  compared how digital and offline social media are used in Egypt and the United States for collective mobilization.


"New Horizons for Nubian Rights: From Forced Displacement to Empowerment," The Nubian Benevolence Association, February 16, 2013

"Resisting Exclusion through Digital Activism: Untold Narratives from Sinai and Upper Egypt," National Endowment for Democracy, February 12, 2013

"Workshop on Comparative Mobilization and Protest," Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, October 13, 2012