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How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
Social media sites were buzzing with heated discussions after circulating photos of a mosque under construction with pharaonic inscriptions and motifs in a village in al-Fayūm governorate, south of Cairo.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced the inauguration of the Virgin Mary Monastery in Mount Asyūṭ (known as the Monastery of Durunka). The opening ceremony of the monastery’s archaeological cave after its restoration witness the presence of Bishop Yūʾanis, bishop of Asyut along with a number of...
Orthodox Copts will celebrate the Birth of Virgin Mary in the next month, during which they will visit monasteries and churches. The Virgin’s Monastery in Durnuka Mountain, in Asyūṭ, holds particular fame as it was the last stop for the holy family on their way to Palestine.
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.
During the last weeks of March, we witnessed a new development in the attempted thawing of relations between Egypt and Turkey.  Ayman Nour [Ayman Nūr], head of “al-Sharq” television network, announced that he had met with representatives of the Turkish government to discuss “toning down” criticism...
The last three years have seen a deterioration in relations between Egypt and Qatar ever since Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, and Manama cut diplomatic, trade, and economic ties with Doha and closed the borders with it. 
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...
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued decision number 16 of 2020 over articles published by al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm] under the pseudonym “Newton” about Sinai.  The Supreme Council decided to make the newspaper issue an apology to the public and make them remove violating...
On Wednesday, August 5, the Egyptian Public Prosecution revealed that the public prosecutor had ordered an investigation into the sexual assault of a woman at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel in Cairo, following a report from the National Council for Women.

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