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OTP's Guide to Street Art: Egypt

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

While tens of thousands picked up bricks and sticks during the 18-day demonstration to overthrow long-standing President Hosni Mubarak, street artists protested by bashing contemporary politics through expressive paintings.

Katy Perry Transforms Into Cleopatra For Her 'Dark Horse' Video

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.19.2014 | Style

Always one for putting on the theatrics, Katy Perry transformed into Cleopatra for her "Dark Horse" music video. Wearing a jet black wig adorned with ...

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Egyptian Revolution Will Fail if the Press Is Not Free

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

I was part of a delegation of the International Press Institute that visited the Egyptian capital last week to try and plead the case of some 12 Egypt...

Free Press Prerequisite for Success of Egyptian Revolution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

The success of the new Egypt is no doubt dependent on many political factors. However, no real democracy or legitimacy can be won if everyone is expected to support the rulers only. Dissent, pluralism and different points of view are essential to guarantee democratic rule.

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...

New Timeline Yields Big Surprise About Ancient Civilization

LiveScience | Laura Poppick | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

The most precise chronology of Early Egypt yet suggests the country formed much more quickly than previously thought. The new finding reveals a robu...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dozens Of Churches Torched Under Violent Attacks In Egypt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.16.2013 | Religion

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between suppor...

Bassem Youssef Brings Down House at 12th Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Strutting onto the stage at this week's Arab Media Forum (AMF) to a burst of applause and cheers, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef had a captive audie...

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

Egyptian Christian Teen Gets Three Years For Insult To Islam

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

A juvenile court in Egypt has sentenced a Coptic Christian teenager to three years in prison for allegedly insulting Islam on his Facebook page, accor...

WATCH: Eating Like An Egyptian In Queens

Nomading Film Festival | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Nomading Film Festival

Taking a trip to the Middle East for authentic kebabs or to brush up on your rusty Arabic could cost thousands. Thankfully, with its many different diverse neighborhoods, New York has an easily accessible and inexpensive alternative.

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

Egyptian Media Takes on Mubarak's Narcissism

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egyptian media are having a field day ripping into ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his family and cronies, with state-run news organizations doing an ...

Egypt the Eternal

Scott S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

What if I told you the Egyptian capital of Cairo, with 18 million residents and workers in the city each day, has almost no crime of any kind? Despite...

Friday Talking Points [154] -- Egypt Rising

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

While Egypt's future is uncertain, the feeling of optimism among the people who succeeded in demanding change is palpable today. It wouldn't surprise me if February 11th becomes an Egyptian national holiday in the future.

Needed: Skilled Mediator for Egypt

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Who is Naguib Sawiris, and what are his qualifications to mediate a complicated and critical transition of power from the old Egyptian regime to a new government?

Mubarak Mobs and Street Vendors: Welcome to Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

I was in the middle of buying some mints from a street vendor on Cairo's Talat Harb Street when the rocks started flying. He gave me one pack of mints, and all hell broke loose. "Run, run," people yelled at me.

Media Key to Covering Egyptian Revolution

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The scene of protesters trying to break into the state-run TV station on Cairo's Corniche brought to mind other revolutions where control of the media was of primary importance.

Tunisian Media's Quantum Leap to the Next Level?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a journalist who reported from Tunisia during the Ben Ali era, I can attest to his regime's constraints on freedom of speech and the press. Even checking my innocuous business email account was an ordeal -- I had to go to an embassy to do it.