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Doaa Eladl - Egypt
born 6 February 1979 in Damietta is an Egyptian cartoonist currently working for the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, known for her satirical cartoons with strong political, social or religious themes.
She has been cited as Egypt's most famous female cartoonist.
Her work at Al-Masry Al-Youm has received considerable attention and created controversy.
She lives and works in Cairo.
el-Adl studied Fine Arts at Alexandria University, graduating in 2000.
el-Adl began publishing her cartoons in 2007.
She has worked as a cartoonist for Al-Dustour, Rose al-Yusuf and Sabah El Kheir, and has illustrated for Qatr El Nada, Alaa-El Din and Bassem.
She is now employed by Al-Masry Al-Youm.
In 2009 she became the first woman to win the Journalistic Distinction in Caricature award.
In 2014 El Adl was honoured by the Swiss foundation Cartooning for Peace.
The award was presented by Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who said that the prize "recognises those who commit their voices and artistic talent to the cause of peace and tolerance and who use a universal language of images to inform and educate and celebrate our common humanity".
2009 Egyptian Journalists' Syndicate's Journalistic Distinction in Caricature
2013 41st Forte dei Marmi Prize for Political Satire, in the category of international satirical drawings.