Sarah Carr

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The mother of four cats, Sarah came to Egypt ten years ago to explore a half of her personality the she hadn’t figured out before. The daughter of a British father and an Egyptian mother, she studied Arabic and Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

After spending almost two years translating and downloading songs illegally from Arabic music sites she spent a year at Essex University where she obtained a Masters in international Human Rights Law that she has never used in any way.

She fell into journalism in 2007 and worked at Daily News Egypt, leaving shortly before almost its entire staff was fired. She then worked at Egypt Independent until its entire staff was fired.

Sarah blogs at www.inanities.org

 

2014-07-07 16:35

This article contains strong language and graphic sexual content. ​Hend (not her real name), an outspoken political activist, is used to being watched and threatened. She rose to prominence during the January 25 revolution and says that by the end...
There has been much anger and many public expressions of shock at the prison sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera English journalists on Monday. It’s a high profile case involving a white foreigner, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, and an Egyptian-Canadian national, Mohamed Fahmy...

Sun, 2014-05-25 13:31

Keeping in the spirit of the great deities, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hasn't been seen in the flesh at a single live event during this campaign, and that is because he doesn't need to make himself manifest. The good news of his presidency has spread by...

2014-05-19 21:08

Shubra al-Kheima is at the end of the line. From the lofty vista of its metro station, it is as if a giant broom had swept away the unwanted detritus of terrible tower blocks and factory towers belching out fumes into Qalyubiya (the governorate on...

For Bassem

Sarah Carr
Death is the carbon paper on which the events of the past three years were etched, the constant uninvited guest, the lingering shadow. From the very beginning, from the moment men filed out of mosques on January 28, 2011 and put on their shoes in preparation for those long, or sometimes brutally...

2014-04-07 22:28

For no discernible reason, attendees of the April 6 Youth Movement presser were made to wait outside the Lawyers Syndicate building before it started, where they were serenaded by a concerto of car horns from furious car drivers. A middle-aged man...

2014-03-26 22:42

Tahrir Square on January 25, 2014 said everything you need to know about what others have said about Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Egyptian families descended on the square en masse, ostensibly to celebrate the third anniversary of the January...

2014-02-28 17:45

Every Thursday Mada Masr invites someone interesting to the office on the promise of a hearty and fulfilling breakfast prepared by Mada receptionist Osama. It is a ruse that has proved wildly successful, and last week we had in Bassem Youssef of Al-...

2014-02-09 12:20

If there is one song that in years to come will immediately conjure up the heady days of June 30, 2013 and everything that has happened since, it is "Tislam al-Ayady" (God Bless Your Hands), a song — or "operetta" — that is epically catchy and has...

2014-01-31 15:20

Amr was on his way to buy groceries from the supermarket when he disappeared. “We tried calling him for hours, and then eventually his phone was switched off,” says Amr’s brother Ramy, 23. Ramy recounts that he later learned his brother, a 29-year-...