Salwa Samir

Rania Medhat (bottom L) and other practitioners of the martial art tahteeb pose for a photo in Cairo, in a photo uploaded on April 1, 2017.  (photo by Facebook/Modern Tahtib)

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Ancient Egyptian martial art enters modern world, opens to women

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

As the first Egyptian woman certified to teach and compete in the discipline of tahteeb, Rania Medhat is training others in the ancient Egyptian sport.

Coming soon: Egypt's first film with hearing-impaired cast

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

In a first for Egyptian cinema, director Ahmed Afifi has shot a version of his film in sign language starring hearing-impaired actors.

Can new mosque boost tourism in Egypt resort town?

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

As Egypt officially inaugurates an imposing mosque in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in the southern Sinai, officials are hoping it can lure tourists back to the region.

Egypt’s first female plumber is flushing out the competition

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

A Cairo woman who found herself needing to make an income after she and her three children were abandoned by her husband was able to overcome her difficulties by becoming a plumber.

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.

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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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