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From Tokyo to Cairo: Japanese characters on a visit

  /  September 30, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

With the travelling exhibition “JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters”, the Japan Foundation examines characters like these as a radical aspect of a Japanese subculture related to anime and manga

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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  /  No Comments

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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Fighting censorship, Al-Fan Midan organisers pledge to continue performing

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Poet Zein al-Abidine Fouad, who helped organise the festival, draws strength from a long history of opposing artistic repression

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Abu Simbel Antiquities celebrates 46 years since temple’s rescue

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The celebration included issuing postcards with photos of the temple, as well as organising three lectures for students about the rescue process

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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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WANAS festival: Egypt’s first international folk festival

  /  September 21, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

6 Egyptian, 3 international bands dazzle Cairo

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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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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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Google launches a 360-degree street view imagery of Egypt’s historical sites

  /  September 14, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Google has launched a 360-degree street view imagery of the Pyramids and five other historical landmarks in Egypt

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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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Samih Al-Qasim: A poet resisting on many fronts

  /  September 9, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“They tried to silence me since my childhood. But I will talk whenever I can out loud and no one will be able to silence me.”

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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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Al-Fan Midan permit rejected for second month running

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Festival organisers plan press conference to explain difficulties

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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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Make ROOM for Egypt’s newest art space

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

By Tine Levant, Egyptian Streets Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near. ROOM is the name, a bright Garden City basement the location. The plan is to read the rest…

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On selling out, censorship, and nostalgia: Rappers reflect on society

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

“Rap was originally founded to confront racism and police brutality. In Egypt we modify it to match our needs to protest oppression and economic turmoil,” says Romel B of 3adam El En7yaz group.

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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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Second round of literary festival attracts thousands of young Egyptians

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Eighteen writers share their stories and experiences with the readers’ community at Sawy Culturewheel

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Gezira club cat killings spark widespread anger

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Members gather to demonstrate against the mass killing of cats Tuesday

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Women on wheels, breaking taboo

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

All-female scooter clubs set to challenge social norms and encourage independence

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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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246 rare pieces of jewelry returned to state

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The pieces originally belonged to the former ruling family of Mohamed Ali and his descendents

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From pollution to art

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Art exhibit showcases contemporary art made from trash collected from the Red and Mediterranean seas

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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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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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