Salwa Samir


Egyptian antiquities workers are seen in a recently discovered tomb of Userhat, a judge from the New Kingdom at the Dra Abu-el Naga necropolis near the Nile city of Luxor, Egypt, April 18, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/ Mohamed Zaki)

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How Egypt plans to crack down on antiquities theft

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Archaeologists and others say that changes to Egypt's antiquities law, if applied properly, will reduce the theft of artifacts and also make the lives of tourists more hassle-free.

Cairo's tentmakers struggle to save their craft from collapse

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Mahmoud al-Hariri, the last generation of a family of tentmakers in Cairo, is one of the few practitioners left of this profession in Egypt.

Egypt's multi-cultural festival dances to beat of one drum

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 | Salwa Samir, Contributor

Egypt embraces international cultures and showcases its unique heritage in the 5th annual International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts.

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.

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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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