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The Blizzard: In Memorium

I’ve been lucky enough to write for The Blizzard since its inception in 2010. For the past year they have taken some of their best pieces of long form football journalism and turned them into podcasts.  152 more words

Understanding Resilience While Covering Devastation

‘Journalists are not automatons. Expression of emotions is expected. To conceal dismay, anger or compassion at human suffering would be dishonest.’ This is what Stephen Ward wrote in an article for the Centre for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, after natural disaster struck Haiti in 2010. 71 more words

Women's face cover banned in Cairo hospitals

How the pendulum swings…three years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was running the Egyptian government after being swept into power in presidential and parliamentary elections. Now the pro-military government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi jails Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters at will–and here’s the latest: Cairo’s main teaching hospital and its branches… 214 more words

A Tahiriene Promenade

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“Hungry?”

“A little” I responded, I had no idea what was his concept of a meal was, but knowing Mohsen, and that we were roaming the dark streets of Tahrir, I was worried. 1,780 more words

Regime silences Egypt uprising anniversary

This Foreign Policy article says it best–the fifth anniversary of the great popular uprising that ousted the hated regime of dictator Hosni Mubarak passed just the way the current regime wanted–in silence. 343 more words

[Updated] On Townhouse gallery and dust as a condition of the city

This Friday I was in a family occasion. One of my distant relatives is married to a ex-student of mine. For the lack of any common interest between me and my relatives, these family occasions are usually silent moments for me where I get to catch up on my e-mails and respond politely to satisfy any familial curiosities about my life. 849 more words

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