Hisham Allam is the head deputy of the investigation department at the Cairo based independent newspaper Almasry Alyoum, where he has written about environmental and economic issues and political corruption. He published articles in Teen Stuff, a monthly youth magazine, from 2004 until 2006, at which point he started writing for Almasry Alyoum. He also produces a weekly investigative reporting talk show on the Egyptian CBC channel. In addition to serving as a media mentor with a UN training program in northern Sudan throughout the Presidential elections of 2010, he has lectured at Charles University in Prague and New York University. He was awarded a 2011 award by the Arij Organization in Amman for reporting on the Arab spring. He received his degree from Al-Azhar University in Cairo.