Namees Arnous, a well-known television reporter in Egypt, is the youngest 2012 Women’s Initiative fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication.
During the Egyptian revolution, when her employer asked her to spread inaccurate stories, Arnous refused and resigned from the station. She has since founded a new media production company that includes television, radio, and social media outlets. She aims to promote human rights and democratic principles by training individuals in new media.
Arnous has worked on the Change Your Life Campaign, which seeks to encourage women’s independence, and the Be Free Campaign, which focuses on steering young Muslim women away from extremism. She is working on a civic journalism project to cover youth participation in elections.
Arnous launched Bokra TV, the first web-television station in Egypt. She covered the 2012 Egyptian presidential elections and is in the process of developing a television program showcasing women’s issues.
Arnous appeared on CNN in June 2012 to discuss the outcome of the presidential election and its potential impact on women.