Salwa Samir

Portraits by Omar El Fayoumi, oil on canvas, made between 1986-1988, are being displayed at the "Artworks From the 1980s" exhibition, Cairo, Egypt, July 11, 2017. (photo by Salwa Samir)

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Exhibition in Cairo casts a look at 1980s art

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Five artists of the 1980s came together in Cairo’s Soma Art Gallery to showcase their work from 30 years ago.

Economists praise Egyptian court ruling on jobless benefits

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

The Egyptian government is mulling over a high court’s decision that the constitution guarantees financial help to the country’s unemployed.

Power failure can't stop World Music Day in Egypt

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

The French-sponsored Fete de la Musique fuses traditional, electronic and other genres of music, drawing large audiences in the Middle East.

Egyptian students draw red line with Red Sea pollution

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

A group of students at the American University in Cairo has launched an awareness campaign to stop pollution in the Red Sea and protect marine life.

Egypt's Al-Azhar looks to 'cafe preachers' to spread its message

Sunday, May. 28, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Egypt's most influential religious institution hopes to gain a wider audience and counter radical ideas by sending preachers to the coffee shops.

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Salwa Samir is an Egyptian journalist. She has been writing about human rights, social problems, immigration and children's and women's issues since 2005.

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