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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...
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...
Videos of two men dancing and singing while being dressed up in monastic clothes appeared on social media. While some viewers considered the videos to be targeting Copts it later turned out that the two men did not intend to ridicule Christianity. Instead, they were working on a Christian film...
According to what Pope Tawāḍrūs II announced, the number of Christians in Egypt as of now has reached 15 million in addition to another two million living abroad in 60 different countries across the world.  Christians make up close to 15% of the Egyptian people.  Despite these large numbers, their...
Copts demand a reply from the Coptic Church after the latter stopped a TV programme presented by bishop Zūsīma, bishop of Aṭfīḥ.
The Egyptian TV Network ‘al-Ḥayāh’ has announced the suspension of television presenter Rīhām Saʿīd and the ‘Ṣabāyā’ programme she hosts, after she insulted obese women in a recent episode. The network stated that this suspension will continue until the investigation of the Supreme Council for...
In 1990, the French legislature passed Gayssot Actthat criminalizes anti-Semitism, Xenophobia, Racism and prohibits the Holocaust denial. Since its promulgation,many jurists claimed that its text, if misused or interpreted, can lead to restrictions on freedom of expression.Without denying their...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
Despite political and societal efforts made to protect women’s rights and solve their deep-seated family problems, women's and human rights organizations believe they are still in an inferior, or at least an unfair, position in the face of violence, underage marriage, FMG, harassment and political...

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