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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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A survivor of ‘restriction attempts’, Al-Fan Midan receives monthly culture ministry grant

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Just three months after festival organisers were arrested, accused of violating the Protest Law, Al-Fan Midan has secured funding from the Ministry of Culture

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‘As if I brought it on myself’

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Egyptian women share stories of gender discrimination, harassment, and abuse on BuSSy’s new blog

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Post-Revolution, blasphemy convictions increase – and get more personal

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Once reserved for public figures, blasphemy charges now levied between friends and neighbours out of “revenge” against “anyone who has different beliefs than that of the majority”, legal experts say

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Putting a face on the ‘Humans of Cairo’

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The photography project is one of hundreds inspired by “Humans of New York”, a Facebook page that features portraits of New Yorkers and personal stories from their lives

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Anti-FGM activists compromise in the face of cultural obstacles

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

72% of FGM procedures in Egypt are conducted by medical professionals, despite World Health Organization opposition

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Photojournalist captures life in Upper Egypt’s quarries

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

More than 20,000 unregistered workers risk life and limb to mine the mountain, often starting work as young as 9 years old

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Mixed media exhibit leaves history open for interpretation

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Artist Taha Belal detaches text and images from their original contexts in newspapers, magazines and books, proposing different narratives

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Landslide leads to Sohag archaeological find

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Well-preserved underground compartment features relief carvings about the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom, Mentuhotep II

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Young political cartoonists use symbols to fight ‘red lines’

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, cartoonist say it has become more taboo to draw the country’s leaders in an unflattering light

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Dinner at Lulu’s

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

Cairo cook teaches culinary arts from home kitchen

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Cook like the Thai

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Cooking tips from the Royal Thai Embassy

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Handcrafting Ramadan

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

  Sunrays filter through rows of glass Ramadan lanterns, spraying colour over the narrow alley in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar. People view the displayed lanterns with admiration as they walk by, but only a few negotiations with read the rest…

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Ramadan TV series: Political power and control

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Two private TV channels decide to ban a TV series criticising a police officer, after showing promos

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Stories of the streets

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Book documents how the streets of Cairo were planned, built and adapted

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Speaking two languages slows brain aging

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

New study shows bilingual children outperform monolingual peers at schools

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Have a Haga Sa’aa: Soda and socializing in Egyptian culture

  /  June 19, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

The country’s soft drink addiction may be contributing to an obesity epidemic – with 69% of Egyptian men and 84% of women over the age of thirty overweight

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Public sexual assault: Why don’t people intervene?

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Some bystanders join the attackers instead of intervening, human rights advocates say

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Lebanese singer looks to fans to fund album celebrating Arab women

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Tania Saleh plays three concerts in Cairo

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Is Facebook making us lonely?

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

98% percent of women who describe themselves as lonely share “relationship status online,” according to new study

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Art exhibition celebrates Egypt-obsessed mystic

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  9 Comments

Belgian artist profiles American mystic and jazz pioneer Sun Ra with collection of album covers, video and sound installations

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First Lady’s style: Conservative yet trendy

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  14 Comments

What does Intisar Amer’s style say about how she’ll approach her new role as Egypt’s First Lady?

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Artistic expression still restricted despite revolutionary hopes: AFTE

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Culture  /  12 Comments

A “substantial” gap exists between constitutional protections for expression and the reality Egyptian artists face, according to a new report

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Contemporary art exhibition explores perceptions of Nasser

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Culture  /  7 Comments

Using images and objects, artist Ala Younis dissects the myth making that surrounds political personalities

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An inside look at the life of a Bedouin tribe

  /  February 17, 2013  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Bryony Dunne comes back to Cairo with a film project that tells the story of the Gabaliya tribe

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