Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher

Gender: Male

Nationality: Egypt

Job Title: Journalist

Ahmed Maher is an Egyptian activist, and blogger.

Ahmed Maher (Ahmad Maher) co-founded April 6 Youth Movement Egypt in 2008, along with Israa Abdel Fattah; a Facebook group that gradually became a popular political movement. Israa had met Ahmad Maher two years earlier as volunteers for the El-Ghad Party.

Ahmed Maher was incidentally a prominent participant in the anti-Mubarak demonstrations in Egypt in 2011, which forced Hosni Mubarak to resign on 11-02-2011.

Ahmed Maher had previously organized several demonstrations after April 2008, despite the interference of Egyptian security forces and the internal divisions within the April 6 movement. In June 2010, he also helped organize a protest against the killing by Egyptian police, of Khaled Said, a young resident of Alexandria.

Ahmed Maher was born in 1981. He is a civil engineer who works for a construction firm in New Cairo.

Ahmad Maher supports the candidature of Mohamed Elbaradei for the Egyptian presidency.

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