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Basma El-Mahdy

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in winter 2016/2017 as a print journalist specialising in human-rights issues. She lives in Cairo, Egypt.  

All articles of Basma El-Mahdy


Women want careers

Young Egyptian women do not accept traditional family roles


Still aspiring to ­change the world

Six years after the Arab spring, things look worse than ever to young Egyptians

Religious customs

Hijab debates on Facebook

Wearing a veil is a big debate for Egypt’s women – also on social media

Press freedom

Journalism as crime

Press freedom in Egypt is limited, and many journalists are in prison

Public transport

Deadly boats on Nile River

Using boats and ferries for public transport in Egypt is often dangerous

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