Egypt to Show Uncut Movies Starting in April

Egypt to Show Uncut Movies Starting in April

In a surprising move, the head of Egypt’s censorship board, Fathi Abdul Sattar, has announced that Arab and foreign films will be shown uncut starting from the beginning of April. Movies will be fully presented, he said, without sex scenes being cut as per usual. However, films that promote atheism and pornography will still be […]

Why Charlie Hebdo Is Unlike Anything Else We’ve Ever Seen

Why Charlie Hebdo Is Unlike Anything Else We’ve Ever Seen

A few days ago, the world was rocked by news of an attack on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a “satirical” magazine that uses its pages to mock and ridicule everything and anything worth ridiculing, with a special emphasis on Islam and Muslims across the world. But that’s besides the point here. Almost every […]

12 Responses to Charlie Hebdo by Arab Comic Artists

12 Responses to Charlie Hebdo by Arab Comic Artists

Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, France’s deadliest terrorist attack in decades, flooded all of our screens in its aftermath. Here at the Empire, we’ve had writers questioning the limits of freedom of speech, refusing to allow the attacks define one’s faith and contextualizing the event within the twin tides of rising Islamophobia in Europe […]

On Charlie Hebdo, Islamophobia And ISIS

On Charlie Hebdo, Islamophobia And ISIS

It is still too early to have a complete picture of the attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. At this point, all we can do is to reaffirm again and again that no terrorist attack can be justified, that all of them are illegitimate and that freedom of expression must be always defended. We […]

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Did you know who you were... before they told you who to be?

The “voice of the people” – in 140-characters or less, a wide open “space” where everyone has a voice – but with repercussions, “personal branding”… With the whole world becoming more aware and conscious of what goes on in different parts of this berserk planet, most of us have taken to our our keyboards and […]