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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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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  /  3 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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