Laura Bird
Laura has been working with Mada Masr since December 2013. She edits the opinion section and occasionally writes. Laura has an MA in Middle East Politics from SOAS, and worked previously in Northern Ireland on identity symbols and political violence. read more
Laura Bird
Blog: #MeToo, vulnerability and ninja hedgehogs
This is the first piece in a series of commissioned reflections on MeToo as a campaign
Laura Bird
Myanmar’s Rohingya: Dissecting the violence
Series: Notes on authoritarianism and dissent
Laura Bird
Defeat as a useful sentiment
Authenticity and possibility in collective defeat
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On Saleh’s death and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen
Afrah Nasser and Laura Bird | A conversation with Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser
6 summer reading recommendations from Mada
Heba El-Sherif, Lara El Gibaly, Laura Bird, Maha ElNabawi and Rowan El Shimi | Five of us have chosen six diverse novels, most of which are available in Egypt’s bookstores.
Performing our lives side by side: Roy Dib’s The Beach House
Laura Bird | A mesmerizing, enticing and irritating film about old friends sharing a long, flirtatious, messy night.
Coping mechanisms: Late night walks and spinning tops
Laura Bird | As 2016 draws to a close, some Cairenes' anecdotes on how they deal with political and personal difficulties
Loyal youth, model citizens
Laura Bird | Young citizens have historically been positioned by the state as a priority due to the threat of their
A music-filled Tunisian film perfectly fits this doubtful moment
Laura Bird and Maha ElNabawi | Through a fictional Arabic alt-rock band, Khyam Allami has created a soundtrack that’s as nuanced,
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