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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...
The prominent Iraqi religious leader Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was criticised by Iraqi commentators for his inconsistent positions in relation to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian al-Quds brigades.  In the comments Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was described as a follower to the Iranian orders and...
In a clear message of rejection of the Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian intervention, activists on social networking sites posted a picture of youths at a sit-in around the Sudanese army general headquarters holding banners saying "No to Emirate-Saudi-Egyptian interference. No to support from Saudi Arabia...
In its 2019 report, the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders confirmed that freedom of the press has continued to decline in a number of countries, adding that “secure” areas for journalists have become rare.
The Islamic Research Academy has started publishing its series on the Islamic sciences on its official website through the al-Azhar portal in order to make its contents accessible to the reader in Egypt and abroad and achieve more effective cultural communication between al-Azhar and people from...
In this op-ed, Amīna Khayrī critiques the role that the media plays in classifying different people or organizations that are in the midst of ongoing military, resistance, or terrorist campaigns against governments in the Middle East.  She writes the following:
ʿImād Ḥijāb, a human rights expert and human rights researcher, stressed the necessity to mobilize civil society, lawyers and law firms in the country to form a national lobby to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group worldwide.  Additionally, efforts should be made to stop attempts...

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