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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...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
Once again Syria’s suffering takes the starring role in a documentary about an underground field hospital in Aleppo, Doctor Ḥamza al-Khatīb and his daughter Samā, who was born while the hospital was getting bombed. Again Syria’s pain is nominated for an Oscar and honored by the world with a gold...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
The National Press Authority decided to report the editor-in-chief of the magazine Rose al-Youssif [Rūz al-Yūssif] to the authorities for disparaging the Coptic Orthodox Church on the cover of its most recent issue. The commission decided to issue an apology to the church, and the magazine will...
The magazine Rūz al-Yūsif, in its Saturday edition, caused controversy after including a portrait of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], who is bishop of the churches in central Cairo, next to Muḥammad Badī’, a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, on their front cover. The Church was outraged by its publication...

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