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Amelia Smith


Amelia Smith is a London-based writer and journalist who has reported from across the Middle East and North Africa. Her first book, The Arab Spring Five Years On, was published in 2016.

Comment: The authoritarian Egyptian state is imprisoning and punishing family members of of political prisoners, writes Amelia Smith.

28 May, 2018

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia Smith.

19 April, 2018

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

26 March, 2018

Comment: Britain is taking advantage of Egypt's corruption and turmoil to generate economic return, writes Amelia Smith.

23 March, 2018

Comment: The West has backed three massacres in Egypt. On the anniversary of Rabaa it’s time to withdraw support, writes Amelia Smith.

14 August, 2017

Comment: A Palestinian child gets longer jail time for throwing stones than Azaria received for his cold-blooded execution, writes Amelia Smith.

08 August, 2017

Comment: Six years after he resigned, Mubarak has still not been held accountable for violence under his rule, demonstrating the culture of impunity enjoyed by Egypt's officials, writes Amelia Smith.

10 February, 2017

Comment: Wednesday marks the 46th anniversary of the death of Nasser - a leader who established the aggressive police state we see at work in Egypt today, writes Amelia Smith

27 September, 2016

Comment: The Foreign Affairs Select Committee's farcical u-turn over suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, demonstrates a deeply immoral and irresponsible policy, writes Amelia Smith

22 September, 2016

Comment: BDS activists for Palestine and the #BlackLivesMatter movement have much in common in their fight against state-sanctioned segregation, racism and smear campaigns, writes Amelia Smith

12 September, 2016