Dina Samir Shehata

Dina Samir Shehata worked as a freelance journalist and TV presenter in Egypt. She wrote for Al Ahram Online and other Egyptian publications. Shehata likes to write about marginalized communities and the “invisible” people in our world. She holds a master's and bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the American University in Cairo.

13 entries
Fighting Family Detention
Fighting Family Detention
On June 1, a judge will consider whether to allow detention centers to be licensed as child-care facilities

News, May 26, 2016

Saying
Saying "No" to Anti-Muslim Hate
Faith groups come together to show support for Austin's Muslim community

News, May 19, 2016

"Every Human Being Is Legal"
St. Andrew's offers sanctuary to immigrant mother and child

News, April 28, 2016

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
Child Care Center or Baby Jail?
If it's family detention centers, it depends on who's asking

News, March 16, 2016

Deconstructing ISIS
Deconstructing ISIS
UT professors discuss the rise of the Islamic state

News, March 1, 2016

Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Refugee Fight
Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Refugee Fight
Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott do all they can to block families fleeing the Syrian Civil War

News, Feb. 4, 2016

Choosing Detention Over Death
Choosing Detention Over Death
Families fleeing violence in Central America get a cold welcome from the U.S.

News, Dec. 23, 2015

After Intimidation, Pro-Palestine Students File Civil Rights Complaint
After Intimidation, Pro-Palestine Students File Civil Rights Complaint
PSC students have filed a formal complaint with the university

News, Nov. 19, 2015

Anti-Muslim Sentiment 
Alive and Well in Texas
Anti-Muslim Sentiment Alive and Well in Texas
Ahmed Mohamed not the only student to face discrimination

News, Oct. 29, 2015

<i>De Novo</i> Comes to Texas
De Novo Comes to Texas
Jeffrey Solomon's play brings the violence of Central America to life

News, Oct. 8, 2015

Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive
Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive
Third time not a charm for foreign law ban in Texas

News, May 21, 2015

Border Violations
Border Violations
Thousands of children fled violence to make it to the U.S., but we weren't so welcoming

News, April 2, 2015

Iraqis Come Home to Austin
Iraqis Come Home to Austin
Refugees adjust to life in U.S.

News, Dec. 4, 2014

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