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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. 
Skriptwriter Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā and director Hādī al-Bāgūrī have taken up the issue of the hijab and the fact of whether women are free to choose to wear it or not in the new film dubbed ‘Al-Ḍayf’ (the Guest) Religious sources affiliated with al-Azhar refused to comment on the film, considering that the...
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.
Muslim scholars, during a symposium on the media’s role in the society, appealed to the mass media to observe accuracy, objectives and Islamic values established by the Prophet Muhammad more than 1400 years ago so the nation may rise up and find its way out of its predicament. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-...
Ismaīl Al-Shīshtāwi, Head of the Radio and TV Union, rejected as completely false rumours that there is a list of individuals who are banned from appearing on television, saying that Egyptian TV is owned by everyone, thus no one has any right to ban people from appearing on TV as guests. 
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.” 
The Media Center of Egypt’s Cabinet denied the news that has been circulating on some websites and social networking sites, that claimed that the closure of three churches in Minya came due to pressure stemming from some who object to the existence of churches in the province.
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.
The management of “ONTV” announced the sale of the group of channels owned by businessman Najīb Sawirus to Tāriq Bin ‘Umar, a French businessman of Tunisian origin, who also owns two other channel networks, “Italia Sport 24” and the Italian “Brema TV”, as well as the Tunisian channel “Nasama”.
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,...
The Vatican’s news agency Fides said the first Egyptian Catholic TV station will be launched in 2013 under the name al-Salām (Peace) to be the voice of a Coptic Catholic community living in a large country ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
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...

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