Tax Collectors' Union Gains Recognition

I haven't been on here much lately, for which I am truly sorry. (Work, chaos, agonizing about the future and arranging a summer position at the Jakarta Post and a research trip to Mindanao, about which more later.) But I interrupt the silence to announce that the Egypt's Real Estate Tax Collectors, whose story I'm working on telling in a multimedia package, handed in yesterday the paperwork necessary to formally establish their union -- Egypt's first independent trade union in half a century.

Mabrouk to the Tax Collectors.

And watch this space. The multimedia project -- or at least the English-language version of it -- will be completed by May 7.