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150 days around Egypt

  /  September 15, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

University student to spend five months travelling over 8,000 kilometres by bicycle and film his journey

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Hacking like Egyptians

  /  September 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

After juggling between spaces, “Cairo Hackerspace” settles in studio at Townhouse Gallery

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‘Djerbahood’ paints a new face on an old historic village

  /  September 11, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

150 artists of 30 nationalities “leave their mark” on building walls of Erriadh village

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Egyptian film about the pyramids travels to London

  /  September 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

‘Domestic Tourism II’ part of ‘Whose Gaze Is It Anyway?’- an exhibition looking at the history of Arab pop culture

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“The Ice Bucket Challenge” inspires a solidarity campaign with Gaza

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Instead of ice water, a stand-up comedian used sand and dust to raise awareness about the Gaza situation

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‘The image is always stronger than the word’: Ganzeer

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“The inspiration behind my own projects comes from a desire to comment on certain aspects of our lives.”

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Censorship authorities confiscate three books on arrival

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

No declared reasons for confiscation, according to human rights researcher

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1 hour to empower women working online

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Entrepreneur launches campaign to record online tutorials in Arabic, which will be offered for free

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Catherine Exists: Recognising the ‘unknown’ spots of Saint Catherine

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

A photographer raises money through her photos to help develop the community in Saint Catherine

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Cosmetic surgery: Between medical ethics and ‘posthumanism’

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Surgeons are part of system promoting “a culture that pathologises the body”, experts say

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‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

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Are youth more vulnerable to mental health problems?

  /  August 28, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

20% of the world’s population of youth between 14 and 24 suffer from mental health conditions, according to a UN report

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The Egyptian state: ‘The only leader’

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

State policy in managing mosques presumes Muslim unity on ‘the official Islam of the state’, according to study

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‘7 Billion Moments’ recorded

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

An amateur photographer starts photography project encouraging people around the world to document their daily routine at a given moment

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Egyptian short to air at Los Angeles film festival

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Simone Egarter and Marwa Morgan The Egyptian short film “The Visit”, directed by Mohamed Karim, has been selected to be screened at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival. “The Visit” tells the story of read the rest…

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AUC students aim to turn ‘Trash into Cash’ in Cairo slum

  /  August 21, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

Project draws inspiration from a similar recycling model applied in the Zabaalin community, which has managed to create a “self sustaining recycling system” that recycles approximately 80% of collected trash

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One year after Rabaa dispersal, Egyptians wrangle psychological trauma

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

In the aftermath of violence, people are more prone to isolation, depression, sleep disorders or even substance abuse, experts say

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In Pictures: Feeding Egypt

  /  August 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

  The number of Egyptians who cannot afford “enough nutritious food” is increasing, one in five Egyptians suffers from food insecurity, according to a new report from international research institute Future Directions.  Another study by read the rest…

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Taking the plunge: Egyptian to dive for world record

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  4 Comments

Diver Ahmed Gabr is preparing for a 350-metre dive in Dahab in September – 31.5 metres deeper than any diver on record

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In Egypt, rich and poor equally likely to be overweight

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

As opposed to most low-income countries, there is no link between socioeconomic status and the prevalence of obesity in Egypt, according to a new study

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Egypt beyond the headlines

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Everyday Egypt” shows daily life in the country using instagram photos

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Advertisers appeal to ‘egocentric’ youth culture

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Coca-Cola’s campaign, which was originally launched in Australia, has dramatically changed Coca-Cola’s sales around the globe, especially among teenagers and young adults, according to Ogilvy, the advertising company which designed the original campaign.

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Nailed it

  /  August 5, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Salah, an architect, started constructing artwork with nails after quitting her job three years ago to take care of her newborn boy.

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Are arranged marriages less happy?

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  3 Comments

A new study suggests women who choose their own husbands experience higher levels of marital satisfaction and are less likely to experience partner violence – but not all experts agree

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Security forces block ‘Art is a Square’ street festival

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The shut down comes two weeks after festival organisers of Al-Fan Midan (Art is a Square) struck a deal with the Ministry of Culture to provide funding and facilitate government clearance

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In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Cairo-based nonprofit Al-Athar Lina converts abandoned historical buildings in into community venues that house art, drama, storytelling and English classes for children in poor neighborhoods

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Kids search for alternatives to omitted children shows

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

After the government pulled programming, children are watching adult series that may expose them to “complex scenes they cannot process”, says AUC professor

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Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Traditional handmade lanterns, the Mesaharaty, TV shows and charades have become the stuff of memories

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Made in Prison

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

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The art of fighting sexual harassment

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Shout Art Loud,” an interactive web documentary produced by the international non profit “Index on Censorship”, explores how art tackles the topic of sexual harassment in Egypt

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