Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

By Katrina ELGahsh

  Egyptian law scholar, diplomat and former U.N Nuclear Chief, Mohamed El Baradei, decided to break his three-year-long media silence by a series of five interviews on AlAraby TV.   For the past few days, Egyptian TV hosts have been expressing their disappointment by ElBaradei’s decision, fearing that more lies would be spread by the […]

Why Are Media Outlets Live Broadcasting Mahmoud Abdel Aziz’s Funeral?

Why Are Media Outlets Live Broadcasting Mahmoud Abdel Aziz’s Funeral?

  Egypt has been struck silent by the tragic loss of legendary actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz. Our news feeds have been nothing but GIFs, memes and scenes of the late actor’s greatest moments and it is heart breaking.   Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was one of those Egyptian actors who was simply loved and admired by […]

Digital Media Forum Is Back in Cairo, and It’s Bigger and Better Than Ever

Digital Media Forum Is Back in Cairo, and It’s Bigger and Better Than Ever

  “Understanding digital is no longer an added advantage, it’s a priority, consumers are migrating year after year to digital and if you’re not there, don’t understand how to stand out in the online clutter and reach your target audience, you will definitely fall behind,” says Najla Mazboudi, the founder of Digital Media Forum, a mega-event that’s […]

The Actual ‘Grand Hotel’ Is Booked for the Entire Summer Thanks to the Mosalsal

The Actual ‘Grand Hotel’ Is Booked for the Entire Summer Thanks to the Mosalsal

                                                                                           Photo credit: www.classic-collection.co.uk   Everyone’s favorite Ramadan mosalsal, Grand Hotel, is […]

This Muslim Guy Slams Western Media in the Best Way Possible

This Muslim Guy Slams Western Media in the Best Way Possible

A British-Iraqi Muslim did a brilliant job mocking the British and Russian football hooligans ransacking Marseille yesterday ahead of a championship match. Hayder al-Khoei set the stage for a string of stinging Tweets with this gem:     Sound familiar? Maybe… like Muslims apologizing on behalf of “all Muslims” for “senseless violence” committed by Islamic […]

New Couple Alert: CBC and Al-Nahar Egyptian Satellite TV Channels Merge

New Couple Alert: CBC and Al-Nahar Egyptian Satellite TV Channels Merge

  Just like the newspaper, TV is dead. Whether you see the Internet revolution as a blessing or a curse for the media industry, the way we consume content has changed and the consequences for traditional outlets are a dwindling audience, downsized budgets and staff cuts. In this adapt-or-die climate, Egyptian satellite TV channels CBC […]

#ThisIsEgypt From a Foreigner’s Perspective

#ThisIsEgypt From a Foreigner’s Perspective

By Tim Greenwald

  In today’s world, we are shaped by the information we receive from social media and/or television news. In many ways, society seems to have lost its ability to think critically and to distinguish fact from opinion. In reaction to recent events involving extremist groups like Daesh and Boko Haram, people on social media have taken […]

An Open Letter to People of the ‘West’

An Open Letter to People of the ‘West’

By Jenan Sheta

Dear people of the “West”, I am writing to the people, the ordinary citizens of the world. I am not writing to your governments, who have lost sight of being human in their power-hungry race to political winnings. I am writing to have a conversation, to remind you of the art of dialogue; the very […]

Why Is Egypt Being Unfairly Blamed for the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai?

Why Is Egypt Being Unfairly Blamed for the Russian Plane Crash in Sinai?

  It has now been over a week since Metrojet Flight KGL9268 crashed in Sinai killing all 224 people on board. Speculation has been swirling since the news broke even though everyone knows it takes time for evidence to be collected and analyzed and for definitive conclusions based on facts to be made. Recently, however, […]

The Whitewashing of Beauty

The Whitewashing of Beauty

By Yostina Yacob

“In 2012, more than 236,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients between 13 and 19, including more than 75,000 surgical procedures such as nose reshaping, breast lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks.”- Via Ourbodiesourselves.org As startling as these statistics may be, they happen to be the new norm and the shocking reality of our […]

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