MENA Programme Coordinator

Sherif Mansour

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Sherif Mansour is an Egyptian-American democracy and human rights activist. Before joining the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), he worked with Freedom House in Washington, DC, where he managed advocacy training for activists from the Middle East and North Africa.

In 2010, Mansour cofounded the Egyptian Association for Change, a Washington-based nonprofit group that mobilises Egyptians in the US to support democracy and human rights in Egypt. He has monitored the Egyptian elections for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies and has worked as a freelance journalist for Al Kahera newspaper. In 2004, he was honoured by the Al Kalema Center for Human Rights for his work in defending freedom of expression in Egypt.

Mansour was named one of the top 99 young foreign policy professionals in 2013 by the Diplomatic Courier. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Al-Azhar University in Cairo and his master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

He will be speaking during Session 3 entitled "Toward Mechanisms for the Protection of Journalists".