Tag Archives: Egypt

Muslim model competes to represent Great Britain

Shanna Bukhari is competing to become the first Muslim to represent Great Britain at the Miss Universe Pageant in September. After entering the contest and advancing to the final round in the United Kingdom, though, the 24-year-old has received indirect … Continue reading

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A new summer itinerary

The university has spoken: The former Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will now be an excursion to Jordan and Turkey. My first thoughts upon hearing the update were filled with disappointment since I spent an entire semester focusing my … Continue reading

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U.S. updates travel warning to Egypt

The fate of my Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt will be decided tomorrow. If the U.S. State Department lifts the travel warning to Egypt, the university will allow our group to travel there in one month. If the State … Continue reading

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Fighting injustice, one country at a time

When Boston demonstrators peacefully united downtown for Egyptian government reform on Feb. 9, Northeastern University’s Omar Duwaji led the crowd’s chants. I attended the event in Copley Square to take photographs for a class assignment. While I was there, I … Continue reading

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A week devoted to each human’s rights and freedoms

I have been thinking a lot about women’s rights lately – about human rights in general, actually. As I have mentioned before, since January, people around the world have protested gas prices, unemployment, dictatorships, wage cuts, minority rights, higher education … Continue reading

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Dealing with the code of silence

This afternoon I attended a “Gender Matters Series” event on campus. The panel – Robin M. Chandler, Lihua Wang and Linda K. Fuller – discussed real life stories of victims and activists whose writings are the foundation of their 2010 … Continue reading

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Egyptians vote in test of shift to democracy

Today, thousands of Egyptians are lining up to vote – many for the first time – on constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military. The nationwide referendum is the first major test of the country’s transition to democracy after a … Continue reading

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