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In response to a spate of articles in the British media alleging that censorship has banned more than 90 books in Egypt, Minister of Information Safwat El-Sherif has dismissed such reports as "sheer fabrication with no basis of truth." British media charged that this included the book " The Prophet...
Much dispute has been raised by the "Washington Post" report concerning 92 books forbidden from entering and being distributed in Egypt. The list includes the books of several foreign, Arab and Egyptian writers. The list is unbelievable because most of these books are published and read freely in...
An ad hoc committee formed last week to review the banned Egyptian film "State Security."
The director of the Press and Publications Department (PPD) in Jordan decided to form a committee of media personnel, deputies, clerics and members of PPD’s audio/visual censorship department to review its decision to ban the Egyptian film "State Security," from cinemas and video houses because it...
The column mentions a number of titles that have been banned by the censor because they have been identified as works being "dangerous to the morals of the Egyptian public.
The court looks today in the request of lawyer Jābr Ibrāhīm Jābr to stop printing, publishing and using the book of ’The father of Adam’, the story between magic and reality, of author ʿAbd al-Ṣabūr Shāhīn under the Ḥisba law.
The official banning of books in Egypt has escalated in recent years, thereby making Egypt a main source of material for the Index on Censorship which monitors mechanisms and styles of censoring the mind throughout the world.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Cases will hold a hearing on May 4 on the lawsuit filed against Dr. Abd Al-Sabbour Shahin to stop the publication of his book "My Father Adam. Al-Azhar authorities called for the banning of a book by a Saudi author.
Less than one week after her eviction from Egypt, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on April 9, that it was lifting the travel ban it had imposed on Lebanese singer Najwa Karam.
A group of families and youth, looking, amidst a huge mix of conflicting, contradicting and differing trends, for a pure cultural identity not copied from, nor tainted by anyone, neither left- nor right-wing. We are believe in enlightenment. We believe that dialogue and tolerance of differences...
The Prince of Egypt is a Biblical epic about the Exodus in which God casts his wrath on Egypt, and Moses takes his Israelite people out of bondage to the Promised Land. The producers claim they consulted 700 Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, and religious leaders to ensure that the story would not...
The real issue in the current controversy surrounding Najwa Karam, the Lebanese singer, is that of incriminating people without proof, of passing judgment on them without hearing their defense. The case of Ms. Karam could occur in totalitarian regimes, not in Egypt.
The Charge: "She insults religion, despises and ridicules the Prophet." Thus accused, her punishment was immediately issued - without trial.
Police at Cairo Airport denied Lebanese singer Najwa Karam entry last Thursday and sent her back to Beirut aboard the same plane she had boarded to Egypt.
[also published in Al-Sha’ab, April 13, 1999] The article gives some background on Salman Rushdie.
The media no longer reports news of killing of tourists in Egypt. Terrorism has been finished. The media, however, reports from time to time news of killing of books and confiscation of thoughts of their writers. This is as bad. Physical elimination equals spiritual elimination.
In an exclusive interview, Pope Shenouda III speaks frankly to Al-Ahram Weekly about the national role of the Church, the new draft Personal Status law, and other controversial issues.
Sheikhs who had denounced many intellectuals and creative minds as apostates have now started to pronounce each other as apostates. New is the apostasy campaign waged against Dr. Nosseir is because she says that in this era women have become ministers and prime ministers as well as university...
Last week the Censorship Committee on material printed from outside Egypt banned the entry of the English version of the book "Al-Nabi" [The Prophet] written by Jibran Khalil Jibran. Authorities at the American University in Cairo told the French News Agency that it was the last in a series of 70...
The chairman of Radio and Television Union issued secret instructions banning broadcasting of Najwa Karam’s songs in Egyptian media. Over the last 3 weeks the Lebanese singer was accused of insulting heavenly religions when she named her song after one of the prophets. If the charges are proved,...

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