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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,...
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an American governmental commission monitoring religious freedom all around the world, claimed that in the last year Iranian state authorities stepped up repression of non-Shia Muslim, especially Sufi and Sunnite and other religious ...
Al-Akhbār of Dec. 15 published a front-page report on the Egyptian foreign ministry's summoning of Dutch ambassador in Cairo Susan Blankhart to express Egypt's strong condemnation of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilder' book defaming Islam.
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.
In a statement he delivered on Saturday, December 22, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy of the Salafī Call (al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah), attacked media outlets, the Coptic Church, and the opposition.
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
Al-Marj Criminal Court sentenced Albert Sābir ‘Ayād to three years in prison, commutable by a fine of one thousand Egyptian pound, for contempt of religion, insulting God and the holy prophets and promoting a film depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a negative way on Facebook. 
Tunisian critic Shukrī Mabkhūt (Shoukry Mabkhout) writes: Amidst the worldwide campaign on sexual harassment and rape “#MeToo”, a British mother of a six-years-old child accused the famous children’s tale “Sleeping Beauty” claiming that the kiss the handsome prince takes from the beautiful sleeping...
Hannes Swoboda, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, rejected insults to religious symbols, noting there is difference between the freedom of expression and affronts to religion. [Muhammad al-Fiqī and Akram Najīb, al-Akhbār,...
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...
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...
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”.
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.
Cairo Urgent Affairs Court banned the leaders of the former NDP (National Democratic Party) from running in all the coming elections. 
An anonymous source from the Azhar university stated that that the number of students that were expelled from the university this year reached 300 while more than 1200 students are under investigation
Anonymous sources stated to al-Watan that security forces arrested a new cell that is accused of espionage for a foreign country.

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