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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
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 the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
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...
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Al-Jazeera's Chairman Wadah Khanfar declared that he would be stepping down from his position after 8 years. There is much controversy surrounding this, as a Wikileaks cable recently released shows his cooperation with some American intelligence services.
Usāma Fawzī’s film Baḥib el-Sīmā (“I love Cinema”) is one of the best Egyptian films of the third millennium, for it boldly presents the Coptic family as being an Egyptian one in the first place, and its religious affiliation rather secondary. 
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...
With deep shock and disbelief, the world was taken aback by the brutal and gruesome act of terror that claimed the lives of more than 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones affected by this dreadful tragedy.
Egyptian poet and journalist, Farūq Juwaydah, writes this week: The Egyptian press is undergoing a hard time. It has a diminishing role and continues to lose its way. The questions that need answers are, therefore: What is the future of the Egyptian press in the years to come? How will the many...
The prominent Egyptian philosopher and thinker, Mourad Wahba [Murād Wahbā], said that although the Egyptians were the founders of the first human civilization, they stagnated there, explaining that “Egypt is in the midst of a severe identity crisis.” 
On Monday (December 17), journalists and members of the Wafd Party marched from their headquarters to the Syndicate of Journalists to protest attacks on the Wafd Party headquarters on Saturday (December 15) night.
Rajā’ī al-Mirghanī, a coordinator of the National Coalition for the Freedom of the Press and the Media, warned of loose drafting of an article on the establishment of a national press organization in the final draft constitution, adding the incumbent minister of information, Ṣalāh ʿAbd al-Maqṣūd,...
At the police station of al-Haram district in Giza, a police report has been bailed against ′Abd-al-Halῑm Qandῑl, the editor in chief of Sawt -al-‘Ummah Newspaper, and ′Isām Ismā′ῑl, the board chairman of the same. 
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Washington-based Jewish organization that publishes free translations into English from media content in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari as well as free analytical reports, simply controls the media content read by large sectors of the...
Mamdūh al-Walī, the chairman of the board of al-Ahrām, Cairo's leading daily newspaper, issued a decision terminating the contracts of veteran journalists and writers, including 'Abd al-Mun'im Sa'īd, the former board chairman, and 20 others. 
Prior to the inauguration of the first Egyptian parliament on March 15, 1924, a young girl named Mounira Thabet [Munīra Thābit] protested against the deprivation of women from casting their votes in the parliamentary elections, demanding the right of women to participate. The demand of Thābit was...
Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm congratulated al-Bawāba Newspaper on the anniversary of the page dubbed Bi-l-Nās Al-Masarra” (And on earth peace among men, Luke 2:14)
Today (August 23) is the first court trial of Islām ‘Afīfī at the Giza Criminal Court headed by Counselor Muhammad Fahīm. ‘Afīf is accused of offending the President and publishing false news that disturbs the public interest 
Middle East Online Website published an article on August 24 entitled “Egypt’s Morsi scraps preventive detention for publishing crimes” by Dominique Soguel. Below is the original text of the article: Egyptian newspaper editor Islam Afifi was freed after a few hours in custody on Thursday, a...

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