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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...
Shaykh Ramaḍān ʿAbd al-Muʿiz in al-Azhar garb sat among some men of the armed forces, telling them about the moderate nature of Islam and exonerating Ibn Taymiyya from the takfiris’ usage of his fatwas [fatwā].  The scene came in episode 20 of the television series “The Choice,” which tells the...
Egyptian actor and singer Muḥammad Ramaḍān sparked controversy, after a picture of him seemingly embracing Israeli singer Omer Adam, while on a trip to the UAE was posted online.  Egyptian and Arab intellectuals and actors criticized Ramaḍān, stressing that normalization is a disgrace and betrayal...
Yesterday evening, Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria and the See of St Mark concluded the second day of the “Second Media Meeting” along with representatives of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s magazine al-Karāza and four Coptic TV channels, Aghapy TV [Aghābī], ME sat, CTV and Koogi [Kūjī], alongside the...
Al-Rīmās Film Production Company has completed all its preparations for the film "The Pope" including preparing costumes for characters, building appropriate sets, and obtaining all the approvals and permits for filming from the necessary authorities. The film is based on the life of Pope Shinūda...
Since the death of Pope Shinūda III, several film and television production studies have expressed their excitement to produce works portraying the life of the most famous pope in the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and several actors have expressed their desire to play the role of the pope...
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.
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
Once again Syria’s suffering takes the starring role in a documentary about an underground field hospital in Aleppo, Doctor Ḥamza al-Khatīb and his daughter Samā, who was born while the hospital was getting bombed. Again Syria’s pain is nominated for an Oscar and honored by the world with a gold...
AWR reader Henk Glimmerveen asked us on October 2019 to view the documentary titled “The Valley of Salt,” broadcasted on October 18 by the Evangelische Omroep (EO, Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The parents of the filmmaker, Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir], both Coptic...

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