Menna A. Farouk

Graffiti in Cairo, picture taken in 2015.  (photo by Women on Walls)

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Egypt’s graffiti artists struggle to bring women to street walls

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

The Women on Walls project is supporting female graffiti artists, who are still facing many challenges, including sexual harassment, when creating art on the streets in Egypt.

Egypt sets up new fund to revive tourism industry

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

The Central Bank of Egypt has set up a new fund to revive its ailing tourism industry, and experts are upbeat about the outlook of tourism in 2017.

Egyptian campaign utilizes children as first defense against abuse

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

An Egyptian NGO has launched a campaign that helps children recognize abuse and feel comfortable reporting sexual assaults against them.

Egypt's newspapers face uncertainty after printing price hikes

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Several Egyptian newspapers may have to shut down following the increase of printing costs.

Why Egyptian women are taking to the streets in 1960s-style dresses

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

In their latest demonstration against sexual harassment, Egyptian women in 1960s-style dresses took to the streets of downtown Cairo for a photo shoot in celebration of how tolerant Egyptian society once was — and could be again.

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Menna A. Farouk

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Menna A. Farouk is an Egyptian journalist who has been writing about social, political and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013. She is an editor at The Egyptian Gazette newspaper. Farouk has covered stories about the unrest that followed the January 2011 revolution, press freedom, immigration and religious reforms. On Twitter: @MennaFarouk91

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