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Egypt Shuts Down Center Documenting Torture

Tanya Monforte | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Tanya Monforte

The Nadeem Center in conjunction with providing psychological treatment for victims of torture, has been one of the most systematic documenters and critics of the practice of torture in Egypt.

Egypt Enforces Tough Media Restrictions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't blame journalists in Egypt for being confused about what they can (and can't) cover and what language to use in their reports, given the widening chasm between authorities and countless news organizations.

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

Sophia Jones

Egyptian Student Deaths Rise As University Protests Surge | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- "My mom was afraid for me to come to this meeting," says Mohamed, a student and frequent protester at Cairo's Al-Azhar University. "When all ...

Something Remarkable Is Happening in Egypt

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

There are four stories to be told in Tahrir: tear gas suffocation and death; extreme police brutality; incredible acts of sacrifice, and the foundation of a new social contract.

American Professor Dies In Iraqi Car Bomb

Posted 08.27.2011 | College

An associate professor at the American University in Cairo was killed on Thursday in Baghdad when his diplomatic convoy hit a road-side bomb near an I...

A Stranded Refugee

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dave Ungrady

We imagine that most inconvenienced travelers have placed their misfortunes into proper perspective. After all, what's a canceled flight or three compared to the overthrow of a country?

Some Students Flee Egypt, Others Choose To Stay

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Hundreds of American students have left Egypt in the midst of massive anti-government protests, but some refuse to budge. "There was a surprising num...

Middle East in 2011: Social Media to Take on Governments

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

By publishing online -- and dissenting in 140 characters or less -- journalists in the Middle East and North Africa are challenging dominant state institutions.

Muna Abu Sulayman: Saudi Arabia's 'Oprah'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

She has been called the Saudi Arabian version of 'Oprah', though the TV program she co-hosts, an all-women talk show called 'Kalam Nawa'im' on pan-Arab channel MBC, much more resembles ABC's The View.