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Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

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Nile Project: Using culture to transform conflict

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Through music production, educational workshops and activities promoting innovation, the project aims to contribute to finding solutions to the conflict over water resources

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Health ministry launches medical protocol for victims of gender-based violence

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

One in three women around the world has reported an experience of violence, 38% of all murder crimes against women were by their partners

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Academy offers free training to empower hair care professionals

  /  November 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

During their work, hairdressers are subjected to harmful chemicals potentially leading to health problems from skin rash, eye irritation and difficulty in breathing to cancer or loss of sight

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Second-hand market offers Cairenes weekly bargains

  /  November 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

  Cars and busses dust the people as they rummage through the piled up products. Framed by broken wooden bars, sales partitions are buried in a narrow alley of one of Cairo’s cemeteries. In Souq read the rest…

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Dutch-Flemish Institute hosts lecture on ‘Environmental Justice’

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Poor people are more vulnerable to negative effects of environmental problems

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Cairo International Film Festival celebrates Egyptian director Henry Barakat

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

CIFF will exhibit photographs of the director and his most celebrated work, in addition to a 30-minute documentary about his life

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Swiss Embassy launches permanent graffiti exhibition on its walls

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Exhibition features paintings about identity from various perspectives

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Activists launch legal guide for homosexuals in Egypt

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places

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Egyptian singer moves to Sweden seeking ‘safe city residency’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Due to “continuous censorship of his music”, Ramy Essam leaves Egypt for two years but he is not seeking asylum

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Campaign to free Peter Greste: ‘A pen is mightier than a sword’

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Australian blogger launches a campaign to send pens to Al-Mazraa prison, in solidarity with imprisoned journalist

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Between power and defeat: Men in Egyptian film

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Some films have been critical about some forms of masculinity, offering an ‘ideal’ for men to aspire to

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Reviving royal chocolate beverages

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Scelerisque, the first company to specialise in chocolate beverages, opens its first shop in Cairo

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

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Initiative produces biodiesel from used cooking oil

  /  October 20, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Green Pan collects used vegetable oil from restaurants, hotels and houses to produce up to 2 tonnes of biodiesel daily

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‘After 10 years I Will Be’: University graduate launches an ‘un-annoying’ advertising agency

  /  October 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ebrahim ElSafadi sells space for brand logos on his website

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Dancers in Film: Changing depictions

  /  October 12, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Dancers were portrayed as artists, men-stealers, victims and outgoing characters in Egyptian films through the past century

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Coalition to Support Tahya Masr fund calls for closing cultural centres in Cairo, Alexandria

  /  September 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Coalition’s secretary general says in statement that Turkish cultural centres are a “threat to national security”

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New report criticises freedom of expression during Al-Sisi’s presidency

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Cultural events and TV channels banned, TV series dropped, publications confiscated during the first 100 days of president’s rule, according to ANHRI report

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Transmissions of hope through Cairo’s satellite dishes

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

American writer and artist transforms “depressing” rusty dishes into brightly-coloured ones

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Students propose recycled building material as solution to slum housing problem

  /  September 25, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Development project aims to build a community centre out of cheap, durable material

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Underground musicians rise to the limelight

  /  September 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Independent bands move beyond live performances to talk shows, TV commercials and fame

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Giving eyeglasses a ‘second life’

  /  September 22, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Bassita launches a campaign, sponsored by Baraka Optics, to help artisans who cannot afford to buy eyeglasses

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Salata Baladi to be screened at Zawya

  /  September 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The film explores the concepts of identity and xenophobia through a story of mixed marriages in the filmmaker’s family

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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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