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Reem Abdellatif

Reem Abdellatif

Guest Blogger

Reem Abdellatif is an Egyptian-American journalist who has covered the Middle East extensively over the past eight years. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Argaam Plus, an online news service that she helped launch in 2015 to provide in-depth coverage on business and finance in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf region. She was previously a correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal in Cairo. Her work has focused on gender-based violence as well as the socioeconomic struggles that Egyptians faced since the 2011 revolution. She is now based in Dubai. You can follow her on Twitter at @Reem_Abdellatif.

Articles

U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

By — April 13, 2017
I remember I was 5 years old as I watched my mother repeatedly climb to the highest part of the bed only to jump right back off again. I was confused. I could see that she was in emotional and physical pain. I was sad for her. more »
Exposing the secret of domestic abuse in Egypt

Exposing the secret of domestic abuse in Egypt

By — May 9, 2014
It wasn’t easy growing up as a teenage Muslim girl, with a father who thought he owned your body just because he put a roof over your head or food on the table. Not just that—this was a Muslim man who perverted the teachings of his own religion to justify the sexual abuse that he inflicted upon me, his own daughter. more »
Why are we still surprised that Egypt’s women are not free?

Why are we still surprised that Egypt’s women are not free?

By — January 15, 2014
Egyptians often tout their country as a beacon of culture, liberalism, and Muslim modesty in the Middle East. But in terms of freedoms for women, a recent study on how people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public showed that Egypt is significantly more conservative than its Arab neighbors. more »