Maliha, a Bedouin mother of four, at her home in Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Egypt's State Security Gets Very Interested When Reporters Talk To Bedouins

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson was surprised by how fast authorities figured out where she was and who she was speaking to.

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In Cairo Slum, Little Hope For Change

The people have grown cynical over the years and no longer get their hopes up when government officials and journalists come around to ask about life here.

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