Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah is co-founder of Mada Masr, an independent Cairo-based news media. She has been a journalist covering Egypt and the region for the past decade, and a cook for much longer.

The Listening Post

Roland Barthes in Egypt: Authors and Authoritarianism

'The reader gives life to the text - and where media has been reduced to the work of propaganda, hope lies there.'