Backstory: Reporting in Gaza

January 3, 2010

Daily News Egypt’s Jon Jensen discusses the challenges of reporting in the Gaza Strip. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on January 3, 2010.

Gaza’s Five-Star Destination

December 15, 2009

On the shore of Gaza City, a large building lays as a casualty of the years of conflict.  Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on December 15, 2009.

Israeli Hold on Gaza Strains Fishing Industry

Israeli Hold on Gaza Strains Fishing Industry

December 7, 2009

Early morning in the harbor off Gaza City and fishermen are busy hauling in the day’s catch. But see why scenes like this one are becoming more and more rare in Gaza.  Originally published by Global Post on December 7, 2009.

Oud Maker in Cairo

October 19, 2009

On Cairo’s Mohamed Ali Street, craftsmen build traditional musical instruments by hand. Several small factories make the oud, a popular string instrument in the Middle East. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on October 19, 2009.

Egypt’s Christians uphold tattoo tradition

Egypt’s Christians uphold tattoo tradition

October 14, 2009

In a tiny shack on the outskirts of Cairo, 8-year-old Abenoub is set to undergo a unique right of passage. This young Christian is about to get his first tattoo – a Coptic cross. Originally published by Global Post on October 14, 2009.

Stars Shine at Cairo International Film Festival

September 30, 2009

In 2008, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Alicia Silverstone and other Hollywood celebrities came to Cairo to celebrate the art of film. Join Daily News Egypt on the red carpet of the 2008 Cairo International Film Festival. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on September 30, 2008.

Smog blankets Egypt’s World Cup

Smog blankets Egypt’s World Cup

September 28, 2009

Officials are hoping that Egypt will take the fans’ breaths away as it hosts its first under-20 World Cup. But that’s the problem – it very well might.  Jon Jensen investigates Cairo’s infamous ‘black cloud’. Originally published by Global Post on September 28, 2009.  

Volunteers Prep for Egypt’s U-20 World Cup

September 12, 2009

With the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt this month, Daily News Egypt goes behind-the-scenes at the volunteer headquarters. Follow us as we look into what it takes to pull off such a massive event.  Originally produced for Daily News Egypt on September 12, 2009.

Chinese Ramadan Lanterns in Egypt

Chinese Ramadan Lanterns in Egypt

August 23, 2009

It’s Ramadan again in Egypt. And nothing symbolizes the fun and festivity of the holy month like the fenous, or lantern. But now, a flood of Chinese imports is threatening the traditional fenous.  Originally published by Daily News Egypt on August 23, 2009.