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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 (@khairatmk) 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]

Mirna Abdulaal

Senior Journalist

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

Email: [email protected]

Farah Rafik

Senior Journalist

Farah Rafik is a graduate from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a dual degree in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. After being an active participant in Model United Nation (MUN) conferences both locally and internationally, Farah discovered her love for writing.

When she isn’t writing about Arts & Culture for Egyptian Streets, she is busy watching films and shows to review. Writing isn’t completed without a coffee or an iced matcha latte in hand—that she regularly spills. She occasionally challenges herself in reading challenges on Goodreads, and can easily read a book a day.

Email: [email protected]

Muhammed Kotb

Senior journalist

A jack of all trades, trying to master some, Mohamed is an aspiring journalist who finds passion in telling stories. He has been writing for more than seven years in business, politics, technology, and arts. He holds a bachelor degree in Biology from Cairo University. Mohamed's interests include history, science, and travel.

Shereif Barakat

News Journalist

With a deep interest in politics and society, Shereif chronicles Egypt’s ever-changing political climate – aided by his bachelor’s in Political Science. When he’s not working, you can find him playing chess, supporting Chelsea, or walking his dog.

Belal Nawar


Belal is a journalist with a strong interest in politics, sports, and movies. During his time at St. Lawrence University, he pursued a degree in political science, accompanied by a minor in global studies. Traveling is one of Belal's favorite hobbies and passions because he believes it helps us gain valuable experiences and understand ourselves better.