Mohamed Abdelfattah is the Senior Communications Manager at Impact Justice where he helps elevate the organization’s reputation among key audiences and stakeholders. Prior to joining Impact Justice, Mohamed was Global Editor at Northwestern University and helped promote faculty experts in local, national and international media. In that role, Mohamed helped university professors draft, edit and place op-eds in publications such as Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.
Before Northwestern, Mohamed spent seven years in journalism where he covered the Egyptian revolution of 2011 all the way to the Republican and Democratic conventions in 2016. He was the Cairo correspondent for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in 2012, where he reported on the tumultuous aftermath of the Arab Spring. In 2011, Mohamed was awarded by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression for his role in covering police brutality. During the 2011 Egyptian uprising, he was the field producer for CNN International, helping the team produce effective coverage despite government harassment, mob violence and an internet shutdown.
Mohamed grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, where he also graduated with a B.A. in English from Alexandria University.