Inside Egypt’s Abu Zaabal Leper Colony

At 2am on Jan. 25 this year, I was sitting in my pajamas on the couch of a rundown hotel lobby in Asyout. Around me were eight policemen in civilian clothing, leaning their semi-automatic weapons against their knees, in front of me two officers who had taken me from my room half an hour ago. They had my ID and were going through my phone to see…
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So You Want to Be a Data Scientist…

Over the past 10 years, people's access to the Internet has reached an all-time high, especially after increases in Internet speed, which paved the way for users to access more websites, faster and cheaper. Almost every aspect of our daily lives takes place online, from keeping in touch with loved ones on Facebook to banking to restaurant…
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13 Things Women Think After Being Harassed

As a graduate student in Cairo, I experience sexual harassment almost on a daily basis. Videos such as "Creepers on the Bridge" and UN Women's anti-street harassment PSA have gone viral in recent months showing harassment in not-so different worlds. “Though the video only includes stares, it gives an idea of just how intimidating it can be in…
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