Africa / Middle East / North Africa

Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent Westerners’ interest in non-white victims of repression, particularly in news coverage of Egypt. The previous … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

In brief: Abu Dhabi worry, Uganda priest, medical video

Recap of recent news: NYU students unsafe at Abu Dhabi campus? John Sexton, president of the prestigious New York University NYU, was asked by the United Arab Emirates, gay rights group over the ethics and conduct regarding their flagship Abu Dhabi campus, which NYU is preparing to expand. Recently, Sexton answered dismissively to NYU professors … Continue reading