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On 5th July, Johan Snel delivered a lecture discussing freedom of expression and freedom of religion. Johan’s lecture focused primarily on the current dialogue of freedom of expression and religion in Dutch journalism, and the divisive effects they caused across the Islamic world and wider...
The promo of the film al-Sirb (The Squadron) received a substantial number of views on social media sites just minutes after it was posted. The film tells the story of the Egyptian army’s epic pursuit of terrorist Hishām ‘Ashmāwī in Derna, Libya. The producer Tāmir Mursī posted on his page, saying...
Women’s issues and gender disparities have recently come to light on the screens, as movies fearlessly deal with a variety of issues that previously were silenced. These issues are found amid society and deserve to be discussed, treated, and highlighted. The film “I want a divorce” [Urīd Khulʿān]...
Thāʿr, translated roughly as “the avenging of a murdered family member,” continues to cast a shadow over society despite the information revolution and the rise in education.  In Upper Egypt, it continues to be increasingly deadly as people stick to their parents and grandparents’ traditions.
More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
The Egyptian series “al-Ikhtiyār” (The Choice 2) featured a footage of the storming of the Kirdāsa Police Station in Giza, on August 14, 2013, concurrent with the dispersal of Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya and al-Nahḍā sit-ins. This led to the death of 14 policemen and police officers, in what is known as...
An episode of the Egyptian Ramadan television series “The Choice 2 [al-Ikhtiyār 2]” has sparked controversy across Arabic media over its depiction of the break-up of the Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya Mosque sit-in in Cairo in 2013.
TV Presenter Lamīs al-Ḥadīdī commented the martyrdom of Coptic man, Nabīl Ḥabsha Salāma, who was killed at the hands of terrorist groups in Sinai, explaining that he is a Coptic Egyptian citizen, and that terrorist groups have published a video witnessing his fierce assassination. This has left us...
February 15, 2015, still and will always remain a vivid memory for every Egyptian, especially Christians. On this day, ISIS broadcasted a video clip of the slaughter of the kidnapped 20 Egyptian Copts at the hands of terrorism in Libya. President ʿAbd al-Fatāh al-Sīsī’s response was extremely firm...
The history of the late Waḥīd Ḥāmid’s works shows that he was a role model for artists and creative types.  He knew, according to the title of his early film “Man Only Lives Once” (1981) that the intellectual’s intense struggle with power would bring an end to the stable life that he had wanted to...

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