Even at the young age of 20, Moroccan blogger and dissident Kacem El Ghazzali holds leading positions in several human rights organization in his country. He is the head of the Youth Chapter at the Moroccan Center for Human Rights and is a member of the Executive Board of the Moroccan Blogger Association and CyberDissidents.org Blogger Board.
El Ghazzali is the author of http://bahmut.blogspot.com/ , one of the most controversial blogs in the Arab world, and has received a number of death threats, His blog discusses issues ranging from freedom of expression to political Islam. He is a passionate supporter of separation of religion and state and recently started an English blog,http://atheistica.com/, to reach non-Arabic speakers interested in atheism and minorities in the Arab world.
He has appeared repeatedly in international media and television and is an idol for the progressive youth in Northern Africa and the Near East.