Pintak contrasts the fate of Egypt’s “Facebook Girl” Esraa Abdel Fattah, and Princess Princess Rym al-Ali. 27-year-old Fattah was imprisoned for 16 days for founding the Facebook group “6 April: A Nationwide Strike”, and allegedly masterminding the 6 April strike against rising food prices in Egypt. Princess Rym is on a quest to build the region’s first Arabic language graduate school of journalism. The article is a little low on background context, especially regarding why exactly Princess Rym’s story is connected to that of Fattah’s imprisonment.
Article: The Princess and the Facebook Girl
Author: Lawrence Pintak
Publication: PostGlobal at WashingtonPost.com