Esra’a Al Shafei

Founder and Director, Mideast Youth

Founder and Director, Mideast Youth. Currently, Senior TED Fellow and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. Founder,, an open source platform that tracks voice of protest from around the world by curating and contextualizing information. 2011, founded Mideast Tunes, a Web and mobile app that showcases underground musicians in the Middle East who use music as a tool for social change. Recipient of awards: Berkman Award, Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, for outstanding contributions to the Internet and its impact on society; Monaco Media Prize, which acknowledges innovative uses of media for the betterment of humanity.

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