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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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A wise man’s advice on love through theatre in medieval Cairo

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of love

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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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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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History, culture, and scenic grandeur on Mount Catherine

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

Besides the beautiful landscape of mountains, wadis and canyons, the traditional Bedouin society is a large part of the beauty of Saint Catherine.

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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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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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Ministry of Endowments vows to confront extremism, atheism

  /  August 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Endowments and culture ministers say confronting terrorist organisations is common goal

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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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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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In Pictures: Playtime in the mausoleum

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

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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Keeping up with the changing Egyptian Ramadan

  /  July 27, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

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

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Made in Prison

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  2 Comments

A dental student arrested during anti-coup protests at Al-Azhar University is making and selling handbags from prison

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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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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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Exhibit celebrates mobile phone photography

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

Photopia selected the photos from more than 1,000 submitted by more than 450 contestants.

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

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Culture  /  26 Comments

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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