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Nour Saad is Egyptian, a former student at the DEO, studies political science and sociology in Germany, and interned between March 1 and April 2, 2020, with the Center for Arab-West Understanding where she wrote a report about the cooperative religious education at the German Evangelical...
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...
My name is Eya Bouchech [Āya Būshish], I am a 20 years old and I am Tunisian. At this moment, I am having a mind full of thoughts, tears on my cheeks and a smile. I was praying asking God to show me the right way, and thanking Him for everything, for His plans, all the love He gave to all of us,...
The Egyptian authorities have provoked controversy over their arrest of three young girls who became famous for producing content on the video application TikTok. Over the last month, the Egyptian authorities have arrested four persons, three young women and one young man, by order of the public...
On Sunday, the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialog issued its report on “‘ḥisbah’...a restriction on freedom of thought and expression.” The report deals with the concept of ḥisbah (accountability); a type of voluntary duty based [in Islam] by which an “overseer” monitors other peoples’...
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
The magazine Rūz al-Yūsif, in its Saturday edition, caused controversy after including a portrait of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], who is bishop of the churches in central Cairo, next to Muḥammad Badī’, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, on their front cover. The Church was outraged by its publication...
Despite preventing visits to all Egyptian prisons until the end of March and the authorities agreeing to let in basic necessities to prisoners, a large number of families confirmed that they are not being allowed to bring in disinfectants, sanitizers, and other means of personal hygiene to fight...
The Revolutionary Socialists movement, the opposition in Egypt, rejected the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision to ban female faculty members at Cairo University from wearing the niqāb, emphasizing that this rule is an attempt to establish the state control over the body and is the latest...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the involvement of security forces in closing the church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate in southern Egypt, calling for the reopening of all the closed churches...

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