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Shaykh Muḥammad Maḥmūd al-Ṭablāwī, head of Egypt’s Syndicate for Quran Reciters and Learners, died on Tuesday evening at the age of 86. His career spanned over half a century during which he was able to record the whole Quran after he was accredited by Egyptian Radio as a member of a great...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
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...
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights organized a conference entitled "Participation of Women and Youth in Local Councils: a Shift towards Real Democracy."
In her interview with Radio Misr, since her appointment as the President of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union Safā’ Ḥijāzī said that Freedom of expression is guaranteed to all but must be accompanied by responsibility.
 Radio Española reported that Jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula are threatening to kill Christians, destroy their homes and expel them from the Sinai. In response, Coptic social organizations are calling for President Sīsī to confront these threats and to increase security at churches. Addressing...
The article discusses the recent charter that Arab Information Ministers agreed upon during a meeting in Cairo on February 12. Many commentators believe that it is just another way for the government to impose restrictions on freedom of speech.
On February 12, Arab countries adopted a charter which puts limits on Arab satellite channels and prohibits offending political and religious figures. Qatar has rejected the document and Lebanon has expressed its reservations. The article outlines the repercussions of the incident.
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