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Asmaa Mahfouz Sakharov Prize Awarded In 2011

Asmaa Mahfouz

Asmaa Mahfouz

Award Name : Sakharov Prize

Year of Award : 2011

Award for : Human Rights

Location : Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt


Asmaa Mahfouz (born 1 February 1985) is an Egyptian activist and one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement.She has been credited by journalist Mona Eltahawy and others with helping to spark mass uprising through her video blog posted one week before the start of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. She is a prominent member of Egypt's Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution and one of the leaders of the Egyptian revolution.In 2011,she was awarded the Sakharov Prize jointly along with four others for his and their contributions to "historic changes in the Arab world".