Salwa Samir


A young child makes a money box from a can at the Garbage Festival in Cairo, March 10, 2017. (photo by Salwa Samir)

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Celebrating garbage the Egyptian way

Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

The Garbage Festival teaches Egyptians the value of eco-friendly living and serving society through recycling.

Polish artists turn Cairo's City of the Dead into gallery

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Colorful graffiti breathes life into the City of the Dead.

A glimmer of hope for Egypt's Syrian refugee children

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

An Egyptian NGO in 6th of October City is making efforts to prevent Syrian children from dropping out of school.

Egyptian artist turns home into cultural venue

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

The Artellewa Art Space in a poor neighborhood in Giza province is a great success and lauded by the local community.

Critical film unnerves Egypt's religious scholars

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Many Egyptian clerics are up in arms over a new film that takes on the nation's sheikhs and mosque preachers, saying it harms the reverence and respect they are due and calling for it to be pulled from theaters.

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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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