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The works of Egyptian author, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsa, tend to cause controversy when they are adapted into movies, as he is known for being outspoken on thorny religious issues, and often comes under harsh criticism and accusations of attempting to shake religious beliefs.
Salman Rushdie is a British writer and novelist of Indian descent, born on June 19, 1947. He rose to fame when he won the Booker Prize for his 1981 novel ‘Midnight’s Children’, considered his best novel yet.
On April 5, 2022, a Kuwaiti court acquitted Muhammad Al-ʿAjmī, a well-known activist on social media platforms, known as Abū ʿAsam, of his religion defamation charge, yet the nature of the infraction remains unclear.
The Public Prosecutor ordered an investigation into journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā, following his controversial statements in which he criticized the Miʿrāj of the Prophet (PBUH) during the journey of the ʾIsrāʾ and Miʿrāj (the Prophet’s night journey and ascent to the heavens).
Amnesty International called on the Egyptian authorities to release Patrick George Zakī, a graduate student at the Italian University of Bologna and researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), who has been held in pretrial detention for nearly 20 months, after allegedly...
13 Egyptian human rights organisations have denounced the decision of the State Security Prosecution to refer Patrick George Zakī to trial before the Emergency Court, on charges of “spreading false news inside and outside of the country” based on an opinion article published two years ago.
“Why was I imprisoned in the first place?! Should a university student at the Faculty of Archaeology be put in prison with murderers and drug dealers?!” These are the words of Ḥanīn Ḥussām, known in Egypt as one of the “Tik Tok Girls”, after a default verdict this week, charging her with 10 years...
While Copts celebrate Christmas today, Rāmī Kāmil, Patrick George and Khalīl Rizq find themselves in prison, being held in pretrial detention pending charges of spreading false news by defending human and workers’ rights.
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) published a report on freedom of teaching and research in Egyptian universities. The report presents that researchers at Egyptian universities face a variety of restrictions that limit their academic freedoms. The association that is made...


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