Hossam Eldin Ali Ahmed
Hossam Eldin Ali, "who leads the U-Shahid group in Port Said".
"The website U-Shahid.org, which means "you are a witness," will plot reports of election irregularities on an interactive map of Egypt. Citizens can submit reports via text message, Twitter, or e-mail, along with photo or video verification. The effort's organizers hope it will push regular citizens toward political participation.
"We think it's a new tool for election monitoring that will attract more people to participate," says Esraa Abdel Fattah, a project organizer and activist who was arrested after she used a social-networking site to help organize a national strike in 2008. " 
- Chair, Egyptian Democratic Academy
Resources and articles
- Can't We All Just Get Along?, foreignpolicy.com, accessed February 23, 2011.
- Volunteers Go Hi-Tech to Map Egypt Election Irregularities, CIMA, accessed February 23, 2011.