Eman Mounir is an Egyptian independent data and investigative journalist who specializes in climate change and environmental issues in the MENA region.  

She has conducted several investigations throughout Egypt and the MENA region, winning numerous awards, including the New Media Award from Bournemouth University in the UK for her Black Beaches investigation and the first prize for science journalism from the Goethe-Institut for her investigation, "Women Without Vaginas or Genitals.",  And another two awards (digital media category and best female entry) from Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and supporters from SIWI for her investigation"Death in the Lake".  

She has also been nominated for several awards, including the Covering Climate Now Awards 2022, the True Story Award 2021 in Switzerland, the Fetisov awards 2022, Young Journalist Award from Thomson foundation 2021 and the One World Media Award in the Environmental Journalism category 2021.  

In 2023, Eman Mounir became a Pulitzer Center Ocean Reporting Network fellow, to spend a year focusing on reporting environmental stories about the Arab Gulf area.

Her work has been supported by such organisations as the Pulitzer Center, National Geographic society, Journalismfund Europe, Earth Journalism Network, and the Candid Foundation.   In November 2023, Eman co-founded the ECJ Network in MENA, which stands for the Environment and Climate Journalism Network in MENA, to support MENA journalists in climate and environmental journalism in the region.



Basic information

Eman Mounir
Investigative and data journalist

Supported projects

How Europe’s Energy Security Crisis Boosted Fracking in MENA

  • Energy
  • Environment

CAIRO / TUNIS / ALGIERS - This investigation shows how – as countries in MENA are seeking to boost gas production to meet European gas demand – they are allowing fracking to take place in fields in order to maximise production. Fracking often takes place near villages and farmland, and threatens the water supply and environmental integrity of the fragile desert regions.