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Ahmed Seif al-Islam

In a memorial organized by the Law and Society Research Unit at the American University in Cairo, colleagues and family members of late human rights defender Ahmed Seif al-Islam remembered him as a relentless fighter, a giving mentor, a legal...

Sharm el-Sheikh beach

With Egypt’s tourism numbers plunging and unemployment rising in the past months, one company is trying to give one of the country’s highest revenue earning sectors an innovative push.

Tayarah, which calls itself a new mixed media hub...

Conscipts

Having swung from anti-colonial to glamorizing before becoming more complicated due to conflict, the portrayal of the conscript in Egyptian film was used to discuss corruption and revolution in the Mubarak era, and became quite controversial...

Conscripts

A Central Security Forces conscript was reported killed in North Sinai on September 4. An officer apparently beat him to death with a stick. As a news reporter, I called the sources, confirmed the facts, wrote the article and sent it to the...

Environmental exhibition at Darb 1718

Visitors to “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project,” an exhibition at Darb 1718 in Old Cairo, are greeted by a floor-to-ceiling heap of rubbish.

Built out of tires and bottles, flippers and fishing nets and a rainbow of plastic bags...

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