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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...
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...
On July 5th, following lectures on the freedom of expression by Johan Snel and Dr Matthew Anderson, the Summer School group discussed freedom of expression and Islamic views of freedom of expression. Initially, Egyptian and Islamic students were invited to start the discussion, to share their...
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,...
Between January 3 and January 20th I was in Uganda and Kenya. The main purpose for my visit was to visit my son Filip who was working at the University of Mbarara on the development of MRI equipment. Uganda needs to import MRI equipment at 3 million US dollars per machine, but most hospitals don’t...
Dr. Maḥmūd Mihannā, member of the Senior Scholars Council of Al-Azhar University, Egypt, said that the adoption of a bill that criminalizes atheism is an eligible right in Islamic judiciary, and that it entitles the ruler to punish the atheist in case he or she does not give up atheism.
The passion of graffiti art motivates its creators to work day and night to engrave on the walls on Cairo’s main streets their dreams, and to record their vision on the events and the political life, especially during the revolutions of January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2013, making these streets open...
  Minister of Information Salāh ‘Abd al-Maqsūd said a new law is under way to set up a national media council comprising representatives of all active political groups in the society to replace the media council, adding he would be the last minister of information.
Concerns are dominating the media establishment after a decision to close down the al-Farā’īn channel owned by Tawfīq ‘Ukāshah following accusations of instigation against the president of the republic and the confiscation of an issue of al-Dustūr newspaper for nearly the same reason.
In an attempt to confront the repeated attacks on the freedom of the media the “Higher Committee for Opposing the ‘Brotherhoodization’ of the press and media, is to meet [Reviewer: no date mentioned] to discuss attempts to close down satellite TV channels and newspapers because of their opposition...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
Egyptian MP Ghāda ʿAjamī and member of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, expressed her support to Algeria’s decision to ban the full-face veils at work, describing it “a brave decision”.
The courts in Egypt are witnessing weird cases every day and some of these cases become part of the collective memory. One of these cases is the famous case in which the famous Coptic leader of the Wafd Party, Makram ʿUbayd Pasha, or Makram Ebeid, pleaded the case of a Muslim Egyptian citizen, who...
Al-Qaeda Organization in Iraq and the Levant called upon the Muslim Brotherhood to raise arms against the state and forcefully apply Islamic sharī’ah.    
The Committee amending the “Exercise of Political Rights” and the “Parliamentary Elections” laws will receive today  the draft law the technical sub-committee has completed.   
Salafīs have refused to implement the decision of the Ministry of Endowments which prohibits preaching of those who are not imāms.
Coptic leaders during the conference of “Representation of Minorities in Parliament” have agreed to the importance of an appropriate representation of the Copts for the parliament and local councils.
Pope Tawadros has met with Anne Marlborough, EU Commission’s legal,  human rights and gender equality analyst.
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, the professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, said that intellectual terrorism creates potential armed terrorism, that is, bloodshed, destruction of resources and violation of human rights.
The Ministry of Endowment rejected the request for a preacher license from Shaykh Yassir Burhami, deputy head of the Da’wah al- Salafiah.

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