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Beyond conflict, prejudice, and stereotype

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Muslims and Jews meet at Muslim Jewish Conference in Vienna to discuss “Combating for Peace”

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Bringing international literature to the blind

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

The nonprofit online magazine Albawtaka Review is translating and recording English audio books into Arabic for Egypt’s blind

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Germany returns illegally obtained archaeological samples from Cheops Pyramid

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

The German government returned 15 archaeological samples from inside the Cheops Pyramid to the Egyptian Ambassador in Berlin last week after Egypt pressed charges against two German researchers for illegally removing them from the country.

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iYoga: Exploring oversharing and introspection

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

In a photography series capturing the ancient spirituality of Yoga and its interaction with modern technology, Mireille El-Magrissy explores the balancing act of our daily lives

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Egypt among top 20 destinations for international students

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Originally published by Egyptian Streets According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Egypt ranks as one of the top 20 destinations for international students in the world. The North-African country ranked as read the rest…

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Egyptian documentary ‘The Square’ wins three Emmys

  /  August 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The documentary, which chronicles Egypt’s protests since the 25 January Revolution, won Emmys for “Outstanding Cinematography for Non-fiction Programming”, “Outstanding Direction for Non-fiction Programming”, and “Outstanding Picture Editing for Non-fiction Programming”

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Kadim Al-Sahir: Still charming after 30 years

  /  August 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“I hope for love and peace for Egypt and that Egyptians gather as one family around the president they elected”

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A little hope shines on Demerdash Hospital

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The Egyptian Medical Students Association redecorates the walls of children clinics at Demerdash Hospital

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Artist draws 52 metre mural documenting revolution

  /  August 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Egyptian artist Taha Al-Korany painted 20 oil on wood pieces, reflecting impressions about “the most significant” points of revolution

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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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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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Cairo Opera House Summer Festival promises upbeat month of performances

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Violin virtuoso Rasha Yehia performs in the opening night of the Cairo Opera House 2014 Summer Festival

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Tourism programme to trace Holy Family’s steps through Egypt

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

Pope Tawadros II has agreed to open monasteries to tourist groups

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Enrique Iglesias’s secret to success: ‘I love what I do’

  /  August 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Daily News Egypt caught up with the superstar Enrique Iglesias at the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

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Viral video shines light on animal abuse at Giza Zoo

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Lack of hygiene, inexperienced staff and a shortage of equipment are only some of the problems at the Giza Zoo, which activists compare to a “concentration camp”

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Egyptian feminists raise awareness of women’s cultural and political role

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Feminist groups like the National Council for Women (NCW) are trying to reach their goal by initiating projects to empower women in society and support women in politics.

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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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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  /  1 Comment

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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‘Where is the Queen?’

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ninth annual Hayy Festival shines light on promising and prominent Arab and African female singers

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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  /  1 Comment

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

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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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Resurgence of Papyrus plant poses potential ecological benefits

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The plant, most famed for its uses in Ancient Egypt as paper, is seeing a resurgence of late due to its environmental benefits

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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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Gamal Abdel Nasser museum to open in 2015

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ministry of Culture to convert former president’s residence into museum displaying furniture, military awards and draft speeches

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With no words, master mime says it all

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Nabil, Egypt’s first pantomime artist, has been ranked among the best 20 pantomime artists in the world.

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In Pictures: Behind the scenes at Khan el-Kahlili

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The streets of Khan el-Kahlili glitter with baubles – necklaces, rings, earrings, broaches – ready for bidding. Where did they come from? Some are imported from China. But others are polished, tooled and set in read the rest…

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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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