Notes on the ground From Cairo and beyond

May
17

What it’s like being a female journalist in the Middle East

For our GroundTruth Field Guide for Correspondents, I penned a piece for Cosmopolitan Magazine on the perennial question: “What it’s like being a female journalist in the Middle East.” The question is much more complicated than it seems.

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Feb
24

It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets

Don’t snicker: Open defecation is one of the world’s most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.

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Feb
24

Love in the time of war

In a protracted civil war marred by false starts and intractable loss, meet eight couples who are building new lives together in the world’s second largest refugee camp.

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