Egyptian online radio station Banat We Bas (For Girls Only), is the first station in the Arab world dedicated to women’s rights. Its young founder, Amani Eltunsi, has been attacked and imprisoned under both Mubarak and Morsi, but unlike them, she is still standing.
Following the Arab Spring, observers in Egypt have noticed that more and more young people are interested in entrepreneurship and self-employment. Tech entrepreneurship especially is gaining increasing institutional support. Some even see it as a means of mitigating the country’s record-setting unemployment that has largely afflicted Egypt’s youth (80 percent of those unemployed are under 30). “Egyptians have been facing drastic sociopolitical and economic changes,” says Dalia Mohamad Abd-Allah, a young entrepreneur from Cairo. “Since young people have played a role in that change, they are getting a sense of ownership of their own destiny.