Ragaa Al-Giddawy Stands Against Child Abuse in an Interview with Amr Adib

Ragaa Al-Giddawy Stands Against Child Abuse in an Interview with Amr Adib

By Reem Tolba

   Egyptian TV host Amr Adib discussed a very important topic with renowned actress Ragaa Al-Giddawy on his talk show ‘Kol Youm,’ and we’re honestly at a lost for words.   Adib asked the famed screen starlet whether Egyptian parents should beat their children in order to teach them a lesson; Al-Giddawy seemed distraught […]

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

Andrea DiCenzo, an American freelance photojournalist based in Northern Iraq, is capturing the region’s haunting reality. Every single picture she takes tells a powerful and unique story.     Witness how Dicenzo portrays and showcases the daily lives of the people of Northern Iraq, through her work in the most moving and artistic way.   […]

Jabhat Fath Al-Sham Rescued a German Journalist and Her Baby

Jabhat Fath Al-Sham Rescued a German Journalist and Her Baby

  You don’t see that everyday on the news; Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), rescued the German journalist, Janina Findeisen and her baby from the grip of a Syrian militia who held them captive for almost a year.   It has been reported that Findeisen was seven months pregnant when she got abducted last October by a group […]

Playboy Magazine Features Its First Hijabi

Playboy Magazine Features Its First Hijabi

  Noor Tagouri, a Libyan-American hijabi journalist, has been featured in Playboy, the famous entertainment magazine, and has been included as one of the Renegades 2016, a series of profiles on iconic figures who challenge stereotypes, taboos and common culture.   “To be honest, I think being a hijabi Muslim woman, helped me gain that trust. […]

Egypt’s Israeli Ambassador’s Finger Made It to the News

Egypt’s Israeli Ambassador’s Finger Made It to the News

I was sitting at work, scrolling down my Facebook feed when suddenly I read on Al Masry Al Youm that the Israeli Ambassador in Egypt got “shot” at the airport, which was written in Arabic: “2essabet el-Safeer el-Israeli,” for those of you who don’t speak/read Arabic, “2essabet” means both “the shooting of” or “the injury […]

Egyptian Photographer Tops UNESCO’s ‘The Photo and Story’ Contest

Egyptian Photographer Tops UNESCO’s ‘The Photo and Story’ Contest

By Leena ElDeeb

  Mohamed AbdelGawad made Egypt proud winning first place in UNESCO’s photo contest under the title “The Photo and Story” in 2015 as part of the international #United4Heritage campaign.   A couple of days ago, UNESCO celebrated the Egyptian winner at El-Manestirly Palace overlooking the El-Roda Nile Corniche. AbdelGawad’s photo shows an elder woman dancing in al-Moulid, a traditional […]

Q&A: Daily Pnut’s Tewfik Cassis on News, Satire and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Q&A: Daily Pnut’s Tewfik Cassis on News, Satire and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

These days, most of us get our news from social media — although, it can get distracting to filter through the memes and cat posts. While, sadly, the golden age of newspapers has been overtaken by the overwhelming digital tide, our media consumption habits are largely similar to those of older generations. This is something […]

The Three Most Pressing Yet Under-Reported Stories in the Middle East Today

The Three Most Pressing Yet Under-Reported Stories in the Middle East Today

In the second part of our exclusive interview with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, the Emmy-nominated journalist, social media addict and news producer sheds light on three major issues facing the Arab world today – issues that critically need to be addressed, yet are largely ignored by the media and in public discourse.     In your opinion, […]

Q&A: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin on Media, Democracy and Social Change in the Middle East

Q&A: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin on Media, Democracy and Social Change in the Middle East

In a region where repression, self-censorship and a rigid status quo are the norm, perhaps one of the best positioned voices to speak about the intersection of digital media, democracy and social change is that of Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. With his impressive CV, Emmy-nominated journalist, social media addict and news producer Shihab-Eldin has borne witness to […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Date a Journalist

8 Reasons Why You Should Date a Journalist

Journalism is a profession that stands out among others because of the eclectic variety of skills it requires of a person. Yes, it seems unusual to date a writer. But here are some reasons why you should take up the challenge:   1. Journalists are adventurous Stemming from their passion to explore the world, journalists love […]