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After the outside world had renounced them, Egypt’s leprosy patients chose to live in their colony, in order to escape strange looks and social stigma. Although cured from their disease that was long thought of being contagious, former leprosy patients visit regularly the 12-feddan site surrounded...
      Google celebrated the birthday of artist Ḥusayn Bīkār… First to establish the Wax Museum First artist to draw a book cover His last project to produce a cinematic film was stopped due to his religion He converted to the Baha'ī faith and was imprisoned in 1985 for bribery  He...
Today marks the anniversary of the prominent author Iḥsān ʿAbd al-Qudūs’ death on January 11th, 1990.  ʿAbd al-Qudūs is responsible for the most famous stories in Egyptian cinema. In the following, we offer some words on his live… his upbringing? His relationship with women? His family? And how was...
According to Akhbār al-Yawm, the Coptic Al-Wasat Movement cited the Holy Synod as saying that terrorism drives us towards loving all.
President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi met with editors-in-chiefs of state-run newspapers Al-Ahrām, Al-Jūmhūryia, and Akhbār al-Yawm to outline in detail the tenets of Egypt's foreign policy on the basis of various principles that may explain the reason behind Egypt's intensified efforts during the last...
A journalist and the editor-in-chief of a newspaper run by state-owned Akhbār al-Yawm news organization were referred to a criminal court on Saturday for publishing and writing an article with “obscene sexual content”.
Shūrá Council appointed yesterday (September 4, 2012) heads of state-run Egyptian newspapers. The re-shuffle included: Mamdūh al-Walī as head of Akhbār al-Yawm, Mustafá Abū Zayd as head of Dār al-Tahrīr association, Yahyá Zakarīyā Ghānim as head of Dār al-Hilāl association, Kamāl al-Dīn Mahjūb as...
The Shūrá Council in its session of August 7, 2012 approved the proposals of its General Committee regarding the appointment of Editors-in-Chief of the national (state-supported) newspapers for the next three years.The appointments encompassed 80 percent of editors-in-chief (1).
Many more Egyptians are reading opposition newspapers these days. Al-Ahrām is alleged to have lost senventy percent of its' readers since the revolution. Al-Wafd, Al-Shurūq and Al-Misrī Al-Yawm have proven to be very popular these days. Furthermore, newspapers have also realized the importance of...
The Supreme Council of Press’ report on the performance of the Egyptian press in August reveals that private newspapers have a lack of respect for public personalities’ and executive authority’s rights and that state owned newspapers tend to mix editorial comment and advertisements.
A conflict between two families over installing an irrigation water pipe through the land of al-Barbarī developed to a horrible massacre where children, women and people of all ages were shot and burnt.
The Egyptian press relentlessly covers the national and international reactions to Geert Widers’ film ’Fitna’. A young man in Saudi Arabia has made a movie to respond to ’Fitna’. He used shots that showed British solders filming Iraqis being tortured and simultaneously displayed Biblical texts that...
The Egyptian Shūrá Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed their discontentment with British officers’ way of dealing with Pope Shenouda III at Heathrow Airport and announced that Egypt will treat British diplomats in its airports in the same way. Dr. Abū al-Ghayt, Egypt’s minister of...
Pope Benedict XVI was received by a hymn for peace in a synagogue in New York on the occasion of the Jewish Passover. He met with Rabbi Arthur Schneider who is known for his involvement in interreligious dialogue.
The article reviews articles being published in the media about the consequences of the reprinting of an offensive drawing of the Prophet Muhammad in a number of Danish newspapers.
The article discusses the process of increasing the space allocated for religious items in the media during the Muslim holy month of Ramaḍān, and the decrease in articles that discuss topics related to non-Muslims.
The article reviews the life of al-Talmisānī, one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s most influential leaders who opened up the realm of dialogue for the group, and exerted great effort to furthering Muslim-Christian relations.
While the government clamps down on the Muslim Brotherhood to allegedly prevent them from winning seats in the Shūrá Council elections, the outlawed group witnesses internal disputes.
Opponents to the visit of the Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī to Rome have warned of angry reactions in the Islamic world. They stipulate that before any visits by Ṭanṭāwī, the pope must apologize for his offenses against Islām a few months ago.
Muslim thinker Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah has come under fire for his book, ’Fitnat al-Takfīr Bayna al- Shī‘ah wa-al-Wahābīyah wa-al-Sūfīyah’ [Reviewer: The Sedition of Takfīr between Shī‘ah, Wahhābism and Ṣūfism], in which he quoted texts that allegedly incite the killing of non-Muslims. Disregarding Dr...

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