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Heba Afify
Heba Afify, known in journalistic circles as H, is a news reporter who traveled between working for local and international newspapers. She covers a variety of topics from high to street politics and finds interest in both hanging out on read more
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Blog: The case against social obligations
As Ramadan approaches each year, I begin to get nervous about a phenomenon that is as characteristic
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30 hours of train trauma
As I hop on the Wednesday night Upper Egypt train from Cairo, I hear a newbie ask when we will get to
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When home is lost
In 2012, I met 67-year-old Ahmed Abdallah, a Nubian man who was among those displaced in 1963 to allow
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How Egyptians’ attitude toward voting has changed over 7 years
Heba Afify and Osman El Sharnoubi | As polls opened on March 26, the atmosphere was a far cry from festive scenes of previous elections
Looking past forced smiles
Heba Afify | A recent case of sexual violence in Egypt's civil society raises questions of consent and justice
Magdy’s square
Heba Afify | As his world shrunk to the size of a house, Madgy’s memories became a source of comfort and distress
Sectarian borders
Heba Afify | In some villages in Minya, Christians and Muslims are confined to separate districts
On Warraq Island, popular democracy defies secret state plans
Heba Afify | The state’s strategy regarding Warraq has seen several stages: violence, negotiation, and legal persecution
To count by the book: Who can say what happened beside the Wahat Road?
Heba Afify and Omar Said | The Wahat Road attack has ignited debate around the state's role in reporting on events
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AUC attempts to placate student anger, but still bans the niqab
Unprecedented civil action in Arish after security forces announce killing of 10 local youths
Law passed to protect parliament from dissolution
Sinai: States of fear
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Parliament approves amendments to criminal procedures, discusses Tiran and Sanafir agreement
Asmahan Soliman and Rana Mamdouh | Parliament claims the amendments will expedite prosecution in terrorism-related cases
What will the new parliament do with Sisi’s laws?
Mohamed Hamama | With Egypt’s long-awaited parliament due to convene early next year, the fate of the laws issued by
Al-Ahram’s coverage of the October 6 War
Beesan Kassab | The archive of the state-owned Ahram newspaper, which Mada showcases on the anniversary of the October
License to kill?
Mohamed Hamama | The anti-terrorism law that was ratified last week included several articles that were contested
State Council rejects amendment protecting lawyers from being arrested, detained in court
Mohamed Hamama | On Monday, the State Council rejected amendments requested by the Lawyers Syndicate regarding a law governing
The Italian Consulate in Cairo: The building that no one noticed
Amany Ali Shawky and Mostafa Mohie | People pass by the building without giving it much attention. It looks closed most of the time,
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Abducted and abandoned: Egyptian hostage crisis continues in Libya
Ettehadiya detainees to spend another month in prison pending trial