Tamer Mabrouk Soliman
|Tamer Mabrouk Soliman|
Tamer Mabrouk is a well-known blogger who covers environmental issues in Egypt. He has also worked as a newspaper reporter, in addition to being a former factory worker in the chemical industry. Mabrouk covers environmental and health issues. In the
late 2000s he began blogging about dumping of industrial waste by Trust Chemicals Company into Manzala Lake connected to the Suez Canal. After Egyptian authorities took no action, Mabrouk posted photographs of the chemical effluence. The chemical firm sued him in Egypt where a court eventually ordered him to pay steep fines. He also lost his factory job and was forced to move out of Port Said near the lake. Despite the hardships, Mabrouk has continued to cover environmental issues is Egypt and his blogs have attracted a wide following.