Jonathan Krohn is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, NBCNews, Mother Jones, and elsewhere.

Cairo Crackdown

Jailed Al Jazeera reporter Abdullah El-Shamy, who has been detained for eight months after reporting on the government’s massacre at Raba’a, is now on his eighth week of a hunger strike to protest his internment.

Egypt’s prestigious Al Azhar University has been under siege since last summer by students protesting the military coup—and both sides are preparing for the next round of battle when school resumes next month.


The country arrested dozens Tuesday as its anti-homosexual law took effect, but activists say they are prepared to fight back amid the atmosphere of intimidation and persecution.


The Jewish State will spend millions more to subsidize the controversial procedure this year. Why that doesn’t anger the American right.