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It gives us great delight to introduce you all to the newest addition to the InfoTimes team: Aya Nader.

We asked her a few questions so that we can get to know her better:

Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

I grew up in Jeddah before I moved back to my hometown Cairo. I’ve known how much I love writing since I was at a very young age, so I went and got me a degree in journalism. Then I went to Vancouver and Beijing, and did a double degree master in global communication. I like music, dancing, late night rides and most things high in calories. Feminism and environmentalism are second nature to me, two things I believe our society needs more doses of.

What did you do before working at InfoTimes?

I kicked off my career at Daily News Egypt, the country’s only independent English-language daily publication. Then I worked at the online news platform Egyptian Streets.  I also managed the Arabic version of the platform, after having put together a team of writers, photographers and editors. Throughout my five years of practicing journalism, I wrote about anything that intrigued or provoked me. I ventured into a wide range of topics, including politics, culture, health, education, gender equality, and beyond. My stories have been published in numerous regional and international platforms, such as Foreign Affairs, The National, Al-Monitor, and Nature.

What is it that you will be doing at InfoTimes?

I handle all writing and communication matters. My position here is divided into two departments: managerial and editorial. I work closely with the entire team and all it’s specializations to develop InfoTimes’ services and products. I also help develop client and partner relations, along with their projects. I work with external journalists and reporters to brainstorm and produce stories. I post on the InfoTimes blog, and share our latest news there.

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Amr Eleraqi is the executive director of InfoTimes. With 12 years of experience in the media industry, he is a pioneer in data journalism and data storytelling in the region.

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