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Amir Ahmad Nasr

Sudanese blogger and digital media and marketing consultant

Middle East and North Africa

Amir Ahmad Nasr is a leading Sudanese blogger and digital media and marketing consultant. He is the formerly anonymous author of Sudan’s most well-known sociopolitical English-language blog, The Sudanese Thinker. In 2011, in the midst of the Arab Spring, he revealed his identity and has since become a prominent author, human rights advocate, digital activist, and social entrepreneur. Nasr has been featured in The New Yorker, BBC, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera, among other media outlets. In 2013 he published his first book, My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind—And Doubt Freed My Soul, which was shortlisted by Foreign Policy as one of the “Top 25 Books of the Year.” Nasr’s blog was nominated as a finalist three consecutive times for the Weblog Awards. He is a contributor to Global Voices Online, and is also the organizer of “The Future of Islam In the Age of New Media,” an acclaimed online audio seminar featuring 60 speakers for 60 seconds each, for a total of 60 minutes. Nasr works closely with the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and serves on the HRF International Council and Havel Prize Committee. He is currently the CEO and founder of AssertiveU, which promotes storytelling literacy and civic engagement. He continues to post regularly on his blog.

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