Meet the Team

Mohamed Khairat – Founder of Egyptian Streets

In 2012, Mohamed founded Egyptian Streets (ES Media) as a blog to share his ramblings about Egypt on. Two years later, Egyptian Streets was founded as a media company in Egypt and has become one of the region’s fastest growing media organizations and Egypt’s leading independent English media organization.

In January 2018, Mohamed and co-founder Mostafa Amin were selected among Forbes Europe 30 Under 30 in Media & Marketing for “defining and driving the world of news and content”. In March 2018, Mohamed and Mostafa were also named in the first ever Arab 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Middle East for innovation and transformation of the rules of business. You can follow Mohamed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Email: [email protected].

Mostafa Amin – Co-founder of Egyptian Streets


An Egyptian ‘mediapreneur’ and Biomedical Engineer, Mostafa is a co-founder of Egyptian Streets. He is passionate about tech startups in emerging markets and is also the co-­founder of Breadfast. Mostafa is also a singer and a lover of all things Spain.

Email: [email protected].

Sara Ahmed – Managing Editor

Cairo-based and with nine years of experience in journalism, Sara is deputy editor-in-chief and managing editor of Egyptian Streets. She holds two Bachelors (Egyptology and Journalism) from the American University in Cairo (2011). Her interests include history, comparative archaeology, gender, religion, minority rights, science fiction, and the environment.

Email: [email protected]

Niveen Ghoneim – Senior Editor

Niveen is a Cairo-based writer, researcher and journalist. Her work has been published in Cairo Scene, Scene Arabia, Startup Scene, Scene Noise and Safareya. She has helped launch two regional magazines and coedited two of Egypt’s most popular digital publications. Her reporting is largely focused on issues of social justice, cultural representation and documenting human rights violations.

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Mirna Abulaal – Writer

Mirna Abdulaal is a writer, researcher and aspiring public/political communication specialist interested in women’s rights, cultural heritage and fashion, and political communication.

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Amina Zaineldine – Writer

Amina is a writer and Internship Coordinator at Egyptian Streets. She is also a Communications Officer at the American University in Cairo. Amina holds a master’s degree in Global Journalism from the University of Sheffield, where she wrote a dissertation on the effect of disinformation on the profession of journalism. She is passionate about music, story-telling, baking, social justice, and taking care of her plants. “If you smell something, say something.” – Jon Stewart, 2015

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Mary Aravanis – Writer

Mary is a writer, actress and believer in all things art. She studied both Journalism and Theatre at the American University in Cairo, and has worked as a writer, editor, copywriter and actress ever since. Her focus area in writing usually revolves around arts and culture, trying to highlight the magnitude of Egyptian talent, as well as our rich and diverse culture.

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Noran Morsi – Writer, Podcast Producer

Noran is a recent Multimedia Journalism graduate from the American University in Cairo, where she was a Senior Editor at The Caravan newspaper. She’s also currently a teaching assistant at the university’s School of Journalism. Noran has written for various international publications including Passion Passport, ShutUpAndGo, Travelstoke and Maverick Youth. She’s a writer and multidisciplinary artist with a passion for podcasting, theatre and history.

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