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Egypt: The Next India or the Next Pakistan?

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, NYT Published: December 15, 2012  I WANT to discuss Egypt today, but first a small news item that you may have missed. Josh Haner/The New York Times Thomas L. Friedman Go to Columnist Page » Three weeks… Continue Reading →

#Censorship kills cinema, says filmmaker Makhmalbaf

M. P. Praveen, The Hindu Kochi, Dec16.2012 Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the acclaimed Iranian director who has left an indelible stamp in global cinema, has a very simple philosophy towards filmmaking – change the world. Never known to mince words or being… Continue Reading →

Peace Be Upon You – Internet videos will insult your religion. Ignore them.

Dear Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Jews, You’re living in the age of the Internet. Your religion will be mocked, and the mockery will find its way to you. Get over it. If you don’t, what’s happening this week will happen… Continue Reading →

ATTN Bangalore -Screening ‘678’ & Talk on Violence Against Women: 10:30 AM, Sun, Aug 12 #VAW

SUCHITRA’S Media Wing presents 678 (Egypt) 2010|Drama|100 min Director: Mohamed DiabScreening and Panel Discussion with Pratibha Nandakumar, Poet Pampa Chowdhury. Branch Head at Concern India Foundation Moderated by Rashmi Vallabhajosyula, Entrepreneur ABOUT THE FILM: The film is about three women… Continue Reading →

Egypt women’s NGO takes pro-FGM Parliamentarian to court

Manar Ammar | 4 May 2012 Egypt MP Azza el-Garf publicly supports FGM, and is being sued by a local women’s org. Egypt’s New Women Foundation said they are suing Islamist Parliament member Azza al-Garf over her pro-female genitals mutilation (FGM)… Continue Reading →

THE UNTOLD STORY – Perils of Protest

From cops flashing their private parts to bystanders taking advantage of the crowd and confusion to grope them, women protesters often go through hell on India’s rough streets. Sunday Times finds out shocking tales of sexual harassment, abuse and molestation… Continue Reading →

Egypt acquits ‘virginity test’ military doctor

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press, Cairo | March 11, 2012 An Egyptian military tribunal on Sunday acquitted an army doctor of an accusation of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while… Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Artists Fear Censorship by Islamists

Feb13, 20122- Egypt’s revolution encouraged painters to shake off decades of censorship. But with Islamists gaining power, will provocative art soon be suppressed? Sublimation is a psychological process in which socially unacceptable impulses are transformed into something less destructive, explains Weaam… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

Separate  Between Religion and State Having experienced the ways in which religious fundamentalists have used both armed violence and state power to attack fundamental freedoms, we want to express our alarm at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and other… Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Feminist Union Undergoing Reincarnation

By Jessica Gray Monday, January 30, 2012 The venerable Egyptian women’s rights advocacy, the Egyptian Feminist Union, is coming back to life amid a flowering of civil-society groups. But the road ahead isn’t clear for a long-dormant organization that operated… Continue Reading →

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