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.
Journey to Birqash, a small village north of Cairo and home to Egypt’s largest camel market. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on September 9, 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.
A 10-meter wide section of Cairo’s Geish Street in Abaseyya collapsed Thursday due to work on the new underground metro line in the area.
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.
The ‘Street Cats in Cairo‘ story we produced for Global Post was picked up by PBS’ world affairs news program World Focus. Check it out online and on your local PBS television station.
For street cats in Cairo, it’s a rough life. Once a sacred symbol of ancient Egypt, many cats here are now scraping by, struggling to survive. Originally published by Global Post (and later PBS World Focus) on July 21, 2009.
The Friday Market story I produced for Global Post was picked up by PBS’ world affairs news program World Focus. Check it out online and on your local PBS television station.
Shaping molten glass is more than an art. The modern craft often involves tough working conditions and has been affected by a rise in material costs. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on July 8, 2009.
Every Friday in the capital of Egypt, Cairo, there is a sprawling market where you can find just about anything — as long as you don’t mind that it may have been used. Originally published by Global Post (and later PBS World Focus) on July 8, 2009.
Sail down the Nile River to Aswan, the center of Nubian culture and southernmost city in Egypt. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 28, 2009.
With hotel reservations, revenues, and the number of tourists in Egypt all down in 2009, merchants in Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili are starting to feel the crunch of the world economic crisis. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 21, 2009.