Ahmed Samih Farag

Andalus Institute for Tolerance & Anti-violence Studies, Egypt

Human rights defender, trainer, and researcher

Ahmed Samih Farag is human rights defender, trainer, and researcher. He has extensive experience as an organizer and trainer in international programs for human rights education, journalism and social media worldwide. He has served as a media adviser and director of media observation in a national campaign for monitoring elections in Egypt in 2005, in the first presidential elections in the country. He has also worked for Supporting NGOs and the Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion. He is the founder of various organizations, including the Liberal Youth Seminar sponsored by New Civic Forum, Knowledge Club, and Free Youth Association, Andalus Institute for tolerance and anti-violence studies, and radio Horytna – 1st internet radio in Egypt and 2nd in the Middle East.

Mr Farag is a member of the advisory council for the World Youth Movement for Democracy and jury for the annual Pedro Luis Boitel Prize for the year 2015.

He is a Member of EuroMed Rights – Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights network.