Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

In a recent Sustainable International Business class of mine, the case we had to discuss was one of those unpleasant topics we tend to shut ourselves out of: child labor. While the class discussed Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Asia, my mind kept going back home, to Cairo, where child labor is a daily sight we […]

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 […]

Mahalla Workers Give Government 60 Days to Respond to Demands

Mahalla Workers Give Government 60 Days to Respond to Demands

CAIRO, Feb 21 (Aswat Masriya) – Labour leaders at Mahalla Textile Company set several demands to suspend their strike and gave the government 60 days to respond to these demands. Mahalla City in Egypt’s Nile Delta has a history of labour strikes that stem from growing economic difficulties. Thousands of workers from Egypt’s largest textile company […]

New Documentary ‘Champ of the Camp’ Peeks Into Dubai’s Labor Camps

New Documentary ‘Champ of the Camp’ Peeks Into Dubai’s Labor Camps

It’s no secret that Dubai – as with the rest of the Gulf – imports its labor force, mostly from poorer countries in South and Southeast Asia. Built on the backs of these huddled men (and nurtured and kept clean by women – another story altogether), the metropolis’s shimmering, heaven-reaching silhouette nonetheless remains far removed from […]