About Amr El Beleidy

Growing up in Egypt, Amr went to the UK for his university studies. He studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College London (UCL) and later returned to obtain his Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College. With a team of friends, he's now building the online travel community touringa. This community allows you to travel around the world with local guides, and guides other travellers by showing them your part of the world through your eyes. Amr is also a freelance writer, often writing about travel. Amr was one of the millions of people who took part in the Egyptian revolution. His tweets at @beleidy have some 4,800 followers and were featured on the Washington Post blog.

Locked out of prison: The friends of Mohamed Radwan

I had returned home from the doctor’s clinic on Saturday evening fidgeting with anxiety. My surgery was scheduled for the next day, and naturally my mind started contemplating the results. If all goes well I should be alive and in a better condition than I am in now. If not ... Well, I [...]

By | April 5th, 2011|New Arab Voices|1 Comment

My Father was the President of Egypt

In the run up to the toppling of the then president Mohamed Hosny Mubarak, his parasitic group in power did their utmost to keep him in place. Government-controlled media took up mass propaganda by fabricating stories and advocating the ex-president’s merits. The loyalists were using a message they thought would make most people [...]

By | March 21st, 2011|New Arab Voices|Comments Off on My Father was the President of Egypt

Locked up in Liberation Square

I wanted to talk but they silenced me, I wanted to know but they banned me and I wanted to work but they stood in my way. I wanted to breathe but they polluted the air, I wanted to be but they classified me and I wanted to explore but they bound me. [...]

By | March 14th, 2011|New Arab Voices|1 Comment