Egypt Votes


An online platform for coverage and voter information in the run-up to Egypt’s first free general election in decades.

Production Runtime:

Mid to end 2011


German Federal Foreign Office

The Egypt Votes project was based on the provision of balanced and informative coverage of the local political scene prior to the country’s first free general elections in decades, held at the end of 2011. It also provided professional training and on-the-job coaching to a network of young Egyptian journalists.

The participating journalists used a range of media to produce timely and exclusive material that was published on the project’s dedicated website,, in both Arabic and English.