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Sara Farag Elkamel

Columbia University

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The White House Correspondents’ Association awarded a $5,000 tuition grant in 2015- 2016 to:

Twenty- five year old Sara Farag Elkamel holds a BA in Mass Communications from the Ahram Canadian University in Giza, Egypt and a MA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the American University in Cairo. She will receive a second Master’s Degree from Columbia University where she has focused on arts and culture. As a nineteen year old undergraduate intern, Sara was assigned to cover the murder of a fellow Egyptian in Dresden, Germany. In spite of feeling unprepared for the task, she published what became highly praised front page stories. A paying job for a large independent Egyptian paper followed. Sara continues to write about all aspects of the arts and is herself a poet and painter. She is proud to be a young Egyptian journalist writing social commentary about the arts in this era of Arab awakening.

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