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‘Little Damascus’ in Cairo: A Safe Haven or a Ghetto for Syrians?

‘Little Damascus’ in Cairo: A Safe Haven or a Ghetto for Syrians?

In the 6th of October satellite city that lies on the suburbs of Greater Cairo, 45 kilometers away from the city center, exists one of…

Egypt's Press Syndicate, and the Plight of Online Journalists

Egypt's Press Syndicate, and the Plight of Online Journalists

After years of working for the independent news website, AlBawabh News, Egyptian journalist Ahmed Fathallah was fired in August 2016, along with about 40 of…

Creative Cities: Mapping an Alternative Downtown Cairo

Creative Cities: Mapping an Alternative Downtown Cairo

Navigating the teeming streets of the Egyptian capital is often akin to an attempt to map out a labyrinthine urban landscape—mediated by obstacles that range…

Eat and Don’t Pay: How Egyptians Deal With Rising Prices

Eat and Don’t Pay: How Egyptians Deal With Rising Prices

In a large store frequented by Egypt’s middle and upper-middle class, the decline in customers was noticeable. A woman, clutching her son in-hand, attempted to…

Death Road: The Journey of an Illegal Migrant Through the Egyptian Desert

Death Road: The Journey of an Illegal Migrant Through the Egyptian Desert

The Court of Appeals in Cairo had sentenced me to three-year jail time in absentia on charges of spreading false news. Overnight, I had become…

Dancers on the Nile: Cairo's Destitute Entertainers

Dancers on the Nile: Cairo's Destitute Entertainers

At dusk in Cairo, flocks of friends gather for 15 minutes on a Nile boat, their ages ranging between 20 and 30 years old; an array of…

When Will Azharites Stop Defending Rape?

When Will Azharites Stop Defending Rape?

Former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies for Women at Al-Azhar University, Souad Saleh, came out in public one day, defending the concept of…

Women in Upper Egypt: Between Bliss and Debasement

Women in Upper Egypt: Between Bliss and Debasement

“Break a girl’s rib and she’ll grow 24 more.” “To father a daughter is to be burdened to the grave.” These are just some of…

The Nubians of Egypt: A History Obscured By Stereotypes

The Nubians of Egypt: A History Obscured By Stereotypes

Dark skin, colorful houses, vibrant clothes, a doorman, a house waiter. These are the images associated with Nubians in the collective Arab and Egyptian conscience—one…

Are Egypt’s Street Artists Being Squeezed Out of the Public Sphere?

Are Egypt’s Street Artists Being Squeezed Out of the Public Sphere?

Five years ago, Tareq Mohamed Abdel Aal, 25, decided to use his God-given talent for drawing to earn a living. Having loved art since he…