Amira Sayed Ahmed

Birds fly over mosques during sunset in Old Cairo Dec. 22, 2012.  (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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Will Egypt jail rogue clerics?

| Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

The draft law criminalizing public fatwas without a license in Egypt has started a discussion, with some arguing that it could lead to a further rise in radicalism and terrorism.

Photo campaign blows lid off skin color discrimination in Egypt

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

A new photo campaign casts the spotlight on darker-skinned women's experience with discrimination in Egypt.

Egyptian band breathes life into Pharaonic music

Sunday, May. 14, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

An unprecedented project on the revival of ancient Egyptian music reconstructs ancient musical instruments to sing melodies inspired by inscriptions painted on temple walls.

Egypt's pole dancing studios wipe out stigma

Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Egyptian society is warming up to the idea of women getting fit through pole dancing.

Hydroponic farming finds its way to Egypt

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Amid severe water shortages and concerns over pesticide use, some Egyptians are hoping to transform the country's agriculture sector by relying on hydroponics to grow healthy and pesticide-free crops.

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Amira Sayed Ahmed

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Amira Sayed Ahmed is a Cairo-based freelance journalist and full-time editor of local news at The Egyptian Gazette, Cairo's oldest English-language daily. She has been involved in writing about political, social, and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013.

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