Aya Nader

A woman lights a candle at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Cairo on March 5, 2016, in memory of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who was tortured and killed in Egypt earlier that year.  (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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Egyptian government resists attempts to end torture

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 | Aya Nader, Contributor

The longtime struggle by human rights groups to stop torture at the hands of the Egyptian security services shows no signs of improvement.

Church bombings leave many Egyptians questioning Sisi's 'war on terror'

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Aya Nader, Contributor

Despite failing to prevent terrorist attacks so far, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made more promises to increase security in the wake of attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday.

Library projects in Egypt bring stories to life

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Aya Nader, Contributor

Bookmobiles, book-exchange projects and even living "books" are serving Egyptians without access to libraries.

Colossus discovery highlights difficulties of preserving Egypt’s heritage

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 | Aya Nader, Contributor

Without the proper funds and equipment to excavate its archaeological discoveries, Egypt risks losing monumental finds to exploitation.

Breathing new life into Egypt's Nubian heritage

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | Aya Nader, Contributor

The Egyptian government is working to direct Nubians' attention away from the controversial displacement issue, pouring investments into Nasr al-Nuba village.

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Aya Nader is an independent journalist based in Egypt, published in Open Democracy, The National and Daily News Egypt, among others. She is an MA candidate in International Relations at the American University in Cairo. On Twitter: @AyaNaderM

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