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Shaimaa Elhadidy

Shaimaa Elhadidy


Shaimaa Elhadidy is an Egyptian investigative journalist and human rights defender based in Istanbul.

Egypt's economic crisis has forced many to make the hazardous journey across the Mediterranean. As Egyptian authorities crack down on small boats leaving the country, individuals and families brave torturous conditions in the hope of new horizons.

16 August, 2023

Ten years ago today, under the command of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian security forces massacred 900 Egyptians at Rabaa. The event led to Egypt's descent into authoritarianism and continues to torment the lives of survivors.

14 August, 2023

Unable to shield their families from gunfire, women in Sudan have been forced to flee their homes and find shelter abroad. The New Arab spoke with four Arab women who endured the tortuous journey to Port Sudan and lived to recall their experiences.

04 July, 2023

In-depth: For many Egyptians who live under the constant threat of arrest and state intimidation, and who have been banned from travelling, the only option left to secure their freedom is to flee the country.

08 December, 2022

In-depth: With all eyes on Egypt for the UN climate conference, journalists who were forced into exile share their stories and put a spotlight on the Sisi regime's violent repression of civil society.

10 November, 2022