Esra'a Al Shafei

Esra'a Al Shafei 2009 Global Fellow

Mideast Youth

Civil & Human Rights



Esra'a Al Shafei 2009 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Connect youth from the Middle East and North Africa online to promote human rights, religious freedom, tolerance, and free speech.


Esra’a Al Shafei is a digital native whose work grew out of her experience of the power of the web to bring diverse people together. She is the recipient of the "Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project" Award for Promoting Liberty from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the “Berkman Award” from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School for "outstanding contributions to the internet and its impact on society over the last decade" and is a 2009 TEDGlobal Fellow.