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Mariam Elsayeh Ibrahim


Mariam Elsayeh Ibrahim is a freelance reporter.

Despite escaping conflict, Sudanese refugees who embarked on the perilous journey abroad have faced societal ostracization and economic hardship, from Chad and Egypt to the UK.

17 October, 2023

Female contribution to science is understated, owing in no small part to patriarchal working environments and gatekeeping. But this is changing. The New Arab speaks with one of the scientists behind NASA's James Webb telescope about her life journey.

16 December, 2022

What we understand and observe of the night sky and its make-up is the product of thousands of years of scientific investigation. Mariam Al Astrulabi, a Syrian Muslim woman hailing from 10th C. Aleppo, should be thanked for much of this progress.

09 August, 2022

Soon after Amira was screened worldwide, audiences throughout the Arab world were quick to denounce the film's inaccuracies, with some activists even taking to the streets to force its removal from cinemas. The New Arab reports back on the outrage.

05 January, 2022

In-depth: The all-female Murabitat who protect the Islamic holy site often endure a violent backlash from Israeli authorities for their activism.

14 July, 2021