• 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.

October 2023

Suspicious Twitter accounts promote Saudi Arabia, call for reinstating Saud Al-Qahtani

by Dina Sadek

Network amplified content calling for Twitter to reinstate Saud Al-Qahtani, accused of orchestrating Jamal Khashoggi’s killing in 2018
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September 2023

Former Jordan MP promotes anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter campaign

by Dina Sadek

Escalation in anti-LGBTQ+ activity takes place as Jordan adopts draconian amendments to cybercrime law
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July 2023

Saudi Arabia’s execution of two Bahrainis sparks competing hashtags on Twitter

by Dina Sadek

Arabic hashtag condemning the execution significantly more popular than hashtag supporting the execution
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