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Dina Amer


Morsi's Sins beyond the Constitution

[Toddler standing in front of security forces by the presidential palace and carrying a sign that reads

  Many observers narrate the latest crisis in Egypt as a conflict over a contentious Islamist-backed constitution that was drafted in a non-inclusive process, resulting in mass demonstrations by opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi. From a bird’s-eye view, the constitution-drafting process and the outcome of the referendum seem to present the pressing concern driving the demonstrations, which endured through the lead-up to the referendum. The circulating ...

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The Struggle of Twice-Displaced Refugees: Palestinians Fleeing Syria to Lebanon

[Entrance to Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon. Image by l'Ifpo via Flickr]

Meesar Lahan’s personal story represents thousands of Palestinian refugees filtering into the Shatila refugee camp of Lebanon from war-stricken Syria. Their move to Lebanon represents a second displacement (the first being from Palestine), and many of these refugees are giving up hope, some even considering a return with their families back to Syria. The labyrinth of discrimination and segregation specific to the already existing Palestinian refugee population of Lebanon has ...

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Dina Amer


Dina Amer is a freelance journalist based out of Cairo. Her past works have been featured on CNN, PBS, and The New York Times.