Pesha Magid is a freelance journalist currently working out of Istanbul. She previously spent two years working at Mada Masr, an independent Cairo-based website. She’s written extensively about refugees, gender and politics in Egypt. Aside from her work in Egypt Pesha has reported from Tunisia, Ethiopia, Kenya and now Turkey. Her work has been published in the Guardian, Mada Masr, the Cairo Review, Egypt Today, Egyptian Streets and Tunisia Live. She loves to experiment with reporting and produces videos, visuals and audio clips to improve stories. Pesha speaks and reads Arabic and basic French and Spanish and is proficient with Final Cut, Photoshop and Audacity. When not reporting, Pesha can be found spending way too much money at bookstores because she refuses to buy a kindle. She is available for assignment.
How the Egyptian state cracks down on LGBT people in order to frame itself as the protector of public morality.
A look into UNHCR's practices towards Oromo refugees in Cairo. Oromo community leaders often complain their cases are ignored because it is politically expedient.
Article for the Guardian on the transgender community in English