Steven Viney

Steven is an Egyptian/Australian who has been living in and out of Egypt for the past 16 years. He graduated from University College London with a Master of Science in Physics in 2007.  Since then, he has worked as a writer and editor in various disciplines, including science journals, cultural magazines, and creative advertising.

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This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. From street art to a kitsch 1970s film, books that capture the zeitgeist...
This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. Two months before word about Egypt Independent’s potential closure first...
He was sponsored by Microsoft to complete a series of certificates in computer programming. He is one of the youngest people on the planet qualified to instruct university graduates in the programming language C++. And he is only 14. But after a few...
Cairo Climate Talks held its 15th panel discussion on Wednesday night, focusing on how Egypt should address the consequences of climate change, particularly in regards to poor urban populations and those living in informal housing. The inconvenient...
Researching the oil and gas industry and the details of its practices in Egypt can be an extremely exhausting task. Reasons for this range from institutional corruption to scattered information that is difficult to locate and unclear...
As government politics continues to remain in a state of turbulent and violent uncertainty and instability — clashes abound, parliamentary election dates are announced and soon canceled, farmer loan forgiveness is promised with no follow-...
Internationally acclaimed Cairene artist Kareem El Qurity is exhibiting a series of mixed-media portraits under the moniker “Passing Faces” at Al Masar Gallery in Zamalek. Stepping into one of the gallery’s brightly lit, modern and...
  The Egypt National Climate Change Coalition — founded in October 2012 by Lama El Hatow from the Water Institute for the Nile and Sarah Rifaat of 350.org — held its fourth meeting Tuesday night at Egypt’s icecairo...
Informal areas have largely been responsible for absorbing most of Egypt’s growing urban population for the past 30 years. But most Cairenes didn’t notice these areas — or ashweyat, as the areas with red-brick buildings and narrow...
With the dire economic situation, current political instability and increasing sectarian strife becoming part of everyday living and conversation, many Egyptians are toying with the question of whether or not to leave the country, and for how long...