• Mideast Research Fellow

Dina Sadek

Dina Sadek is a Middle East research fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). 

Prior to joining the DFRLab, Sadek worked as Asia program manager at Internews Network, managing programs that enhance access to credible quality news and information in Asia, and as the director of programs in Myanmar prior. She also worked at the International Republican Institute in several capacities, including as a global media development and countering disinformation specialist, and managed regional civil-society capacity building programs in the Middle East and North Africa region. Sadek worked on development programs enhancing political inclusion, digital literacy, and mitigating electoral disinformation ahead of the 2020 general elections in Myanmar. 

Before her involvement in international development, Sadek was a Cairo-based freelance reporter, a field interpreter, and fixer for several international media outlets in Egypt and Libya. She holds a master’s degree in global security and strategy from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her master’s research focused on the contributing factors to disinformation and extreme speech in long-term conflicts with case studies on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the Myanmar internal conflict.

April 2024

Analyzing Egyptian and Qatari media coverage of Menendez bribery allegations

by Dina Sadek

Selective coverage from Egyptian and Qatari media avoids mention of links to Menendez bribery allegations.
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March 2024

How to consume information in times of conflict

by Dina Sadek, Andy Carvin

Unverified information can exacerbate conflicts. Recognizing and scrutinizing it should become reflexive for all of us
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February 2024

Suspicious accounts on X amplify allegations against UNRWA

by Dina Sadek, Digital Forensic Research Lab

More than 130 X accounts exhibiting hallmarks of inauthentic coordination targeted US politicians with messaging critical of the UN agency in Gaza
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