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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 articles

Fighting Family Detention

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

News Feature, May. 26, 2016

Saying "No" to Anti-Muslim Hate

Faith groups come together to show support for Austin's Muslim community

News Feature, May. 19, 2016

"Every Human Being Is Legal"

St. Andrew's offers sanctuary to immigrant mother and child

News Feature, Apr. 28, 2016

Child Care Center or Baby Jail?

State allows family detention centers to skirt the rules and become child care centers

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Deconstructing ISIS

UT professors discuss the rise of the Islamic state

News Daily, Mar. 1, 2016 11:00 AM

Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Refugee Fight

Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott do all they can to block families fleeing the Syrian Civil War

News Feature, Feb. 4, 2016

Choosing Detention Over Death

Refugees come to the U.S. seeking protection, find detention instead

News Feature, Dec. 23, 2015

After Intimidation, Pro-Palestine Students File Civil Rights Complaint

PSC students have filed a formal complaint with the university

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2015

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Alive and Well in Texas

Unlike Ahmed Mohamed, many members of the Muslim community in Texas experience hatred yet receive no support; their stories go unpublished.

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2015

De Novo Comes to Texas

Jeffrey Solomon's play brings the violence of Central America to life

News Feature, Oct. 8, 2015

Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive

HB 562 unlikely to make it out of the House, but the Islamophobia behind it is here to stay

News Feature, May. 21, 2015

Border Violations

What happened to the thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border last year?

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

Iraqis Come Home to Austin

Refugees, fleeing violence in Iraq, struggle to get used to life in Texas

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

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