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We discovered some nasty exchanges on Facebook between Ra’ed el-Sharqawi and others who wrongly believe Ra’ed el-Sharqawi is representing the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and the Center for Arab-West Understanding (CAWU).The boards of both organizations felt the need...
Background: These interviews revolve around the places that the Holy Family (Jesus and Virgin Mary and their companions) passed by in Egypt. One of these places is known for its miracles throughout the years. Mainly these historical events are documented in an Italian book in the Coptic Church. It...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman spoke at the Arab Thought Forum in Jordan, concerning the need for a media watch system that prevents any misreporting. After all, misreporting might cause conflicts and tensions between Muslims and Christians. Side A:  Prof. Ḥassan Nāfaʿa, Director of the Arab Thought...
Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
Cornelis Hulsman; a Dutch scholar on Arab-West relations and Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report first visited Egypt in 1975. Hulsman's line of work is primarily linked to Christian-Muslim relations and he strongly believes that religious issues and relations are an important element of...
On the eve of December 31, 2010, a blast targeted the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, killing 24 Egyptians and wounding more than 90 others. In a year’s time, the facade of the church was restored and the remains of bodies were removed off the walls of the Sharq al-Madīnah mosque on the other side...
Travel Editorial piece by Dr. Cornelis Hulsman on the flora, fauna and natural beauty of the White Nile lands in Uganda. This piece also explores the geopolitics surrounding the Nile in Egypt, Uganda, and Ethiopia.
Notes on the occasion of Prof. Mike Reimer's 60th birthday, assistant professor of history at the American University in Cairo. Muslim-Christian relations are so much more complex as media tend to report. 
Dr. Muhammad  Ṣalāḥ agrees with the report „Inside the Jihadi Mind“ of the Tony Blair Foundation that the ideology if IS needs to be confronted. Ideology only can be confronted by another ideology. Communication is needed. “We need dialogue with Dāʿish and anyone else to bring them back within the...
Ten years. I have not been to one of my favorite places in the world in ten years. Yet Siwa Oasis, the little jewel of Egypt’s Western Desert, still looms big and fresh in my memory.
Of all the slogans of the Egyptian revolution, ‘One Hand’ was among the most popular. At various times it was shouted by the thousands to indicate the unity of Muslims and Christians, or the unity of the people and the army, or more recently in the fight against terrorism.   But along this...
Part of my job in Egypt is to bring foreign crews here for reporting. In December I took the Hong Kong based Network J International TV, led by famous TV Pastor Enoch Lam, to meet prominent Egyptians for a documentary on stability in Egypt. Media tend to focus on the negative. Rev. Enoch Lam,...
My first experience flying on a plane came in 2008 when I was 22 years old. This also happened to be my big move from South Africa to Egypt. I was excited, so it should come as no surprise that I spent the entire eight-hour flight wide awake. 
The sudden opportunity to come to Cairo came as a surprise to me. It was right before the summer, I just finished writing my final thesis for my journalism bachelor and my internships were the only things that were between me and my graduation coming in March. Within two weeks everything was...
When I left my hometown, Menouf in 2007, I had a big plan. My plan included my budget, possible places for accommodation, and a list of people who might help me find a job. As my plan went wrong in so many unimaginable ways I considered alternative plans for each part of my life. In doing so I...
While Egypt has a long and diverse history of immigration from Africa, the Middle East and even Europe, Chinese immigrants are still a relatively recent and rare phenomena on the Nile. Over the past ten to fifteen years, however, fuelled through the economic rise of China and consequently the...
Hāfidh Abū Saʿda, the President of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, repudiated the killing of Egyptian Copts in Libya, describing the killings as racially motivated. In response to the killings, he said “we must confront those who use religion to kill Egyptians and we must confront these...
Introduction of Cornelis Hulsman of the Egyptian non-Government delegation in Parliament Thank you Mr. Chairman for making this meeting possible. I have been in this room in a previous meeting on Egypt in August 2013. We are now two years later. I am mostly living and working in Egypt for an NGO...
The Huffington Post Editor  There are many frustrations between the US and Egypt which has been reflected in the experiences of Dr. Michelle Dunne and Egyptian responses such as expressed in a very sharp letter of Mr. Cherif Esmat Abdelmeguid, son of the late Esmat Abdelmeguid, former Foreign...
An agreement signed on October 22 between the Center of Arab-West Understanding and the Global Forum for Media and Development (Egypt) is turning out to be very fruitful for both parties in their contributions for a better future for Egypt.

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