Amanda Labora

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  • | March 2nd, 2011
    For Egyptians, the fall of Hosni Mubarak has been symbolic of a new beginning for Egypt—a “new dawn”—to quote Karim Saad, a native Alexandrian and a student at the American University of Cairo. “For many of us here,” he wrote in an e-mail on...
  • | March 2nd, 2011
    After a sleepless night in the girls’ dorm on Saturday, January 29th, the morning after the Friday protests that swept across Egypt, I sat on the first floor steps of my building with my 25-year old Arabic professor. He had come to check on us....
  • | March 2nd, 2011
    “Dear Neighbor,” began Rabbi Donniel Hartman in an open letter to the Egyptian people, “first let me start with a hello.” The letter, published by the president of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem on February 13th, 2011, has garnered...
  • | March 2nd, 2011
    The recent sexual assault of CBS news correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo has sparked heated debate in the American media regarding women’s issues in Egypt—in particular that of harassment. Reactions to the attack have run the gambit, with some—like...
  • | March 2nd, 2011
    The following was written in response to Oliver Rosenbloom's opinion column in the Brown Daily Herald on 3/1/11. The BDH has declined to publish this article due to a policy that precludes any student from being published in both the news and...