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Ola Salem

Ola Salem

Managing Editor

Ola Salem is the founding and managing editor of New Lines. She is a British-Egyptian journalist with more than a decade worth of experience covering stories from the Middle East.

Latest from Ola Salem

Experiencing the Magic of Disney World After Getting the Vaccine

Experiencing the Magic of Disney World After Getting the Vaccine

The lines were long; getting food was at times a nightmare. The children — who are yet to be vaccinated — need to wear a mask while indoors or on rides. But the magic of Disney is still there, and post-vaccine life is as good as it gets a year after we were hoarding toilet paper in the U.S.

Ola Salem
Saudi Arabia’s Houses of Horror for Disobedient Women

Saudi Arabia’s Houses of Horror for Disobedient Women

Fear of ending up in a state-run Home of Care was echoed in every interview I conducted with women who sought asylum abroad after leaving the kingdom. Understanding this institution is crucial to understanding what the women are running away from.

Ola Salem