Rana Hussein Allam

Advisor & Editor, International Civil Action Network (ICAN)

Region(s): Africa, Middle East
Country of focus: Egypt
Based in Calagry


Current Occupation: Advisor & Editor, International Civil Action Network (ICAN)
Organization/Institution: International Civil Action Network (ICAN)

Rana Allam (@Run_Rana) is an advisor and editor with the International Civil Action Network (ICAN) and the Women Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). She has extensive knowledge of the political scene in the Middle East and North African region with focus on Egypt. She is the former chief editor of Daily News Egypt (DNE) newspaper in Cairo, managing both the daily print paper as well as the website.  She began her journalism career in 1995 and is currently a commentator on Middle East political affairs and human rights’ issues. Her work has appeared in Inter Press Service, IDN-InDepthNews, Sisterhood Magazine and Daily News Egypt.

Rana has been a panel speaker in several international conferences including the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Carter Center’s Human Rights Defenders Forum, the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit held in London, and the Arab Media Forum in Jordan.