Shahira Amin


Mourners gather at the Sacred Family Church for the funeral of Coptic Christians who were killed in Minya, Egypt, May 26, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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Rights advocates question Egypt’s decision to extend state of emergency

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Critics of the Egyptian government fear that a three-month extension of the state of emergency will be used to crack down on them.

Popular anger at islands transfer highlights Egypt’s polarized society

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Cairo erupts in protests over the proposed handover of two Egyptian Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia as protesters question the Egyptian government's intentions behind the deal.

Egypt's journalists decry attack on free speech as 21 websites banned

Friday, May. 26, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Egyptian authorities have banned 21 news websites, including a prominent independent site, claiming they promote terrorism and "spread lies."

Slew of strange bills brings more controversy for Egypt's parliament

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Proposed legislation on topics such as charging fees to access Facebook and restricting baby names has led many Egyptians to complain that the country’s legislators aren’t tackling the nation's pressing problems.

Aya Hegazy case spotlights Egypt's pretrial detention law

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Shahira Amin, Contributor

Human rights activists welcome a proposed limitation on pretrial detentions in Egypt, but some remain skeptical that the amendment would make a real difference on the ground.

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Shahira Amin

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Shahira Amin is an award-winning journalist based in Cairo. Former deputy head of state-run Nile TV, she quit her job at the height of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising to protest censorship of her work. She has since worked as a freelance writer for Index on Censorship, Freemuse, CNN and other news websites, and as a filmmaker producing documentaries for UN agencies.

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