Posts Tagged ‘Culture Ministry’

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Egypt’s culture sector fragmented on current political crisis

A statement intends to speak for Egypt’s culture sector regarding Morsi’s ouster and current Brotherhood ‘terrorism’ at a conference, but Ahram Online hears differing views — article originally published in Ahram Online. ———– Culture Minister Mohamed Saber Arab and several artists and intellectuals held a press conference mostly for the benefit of foreign media on […]

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Artists speak about Egyptian culture ministry’s role and candidates

While Egypt is still waiting for its new interim government, Egyptian artists express their expectations from the new minister of culture – a collaborative article by myself, Ati Metwaly and Sara Elkamel for Ahram Online. ——————- The occupation of the culture ministry by protesters in opposition to policies emplaced by former-minister Alaa Abdel-Aziz continues since […]

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Alexandria theatre ‘occupation’ enters fourth day

Ahram Online visits sit-in at Beram El-Tonsy theatre in Alexandria as it enters fourth day; artists insist movement bigger than culture minister discontent — Published in Ahram Online I also did a news piece about the night the theatre was attacked here. —- Alexandria artists and intellectuals are continuing their sit-in at the state-run Beram […]

VIDEO: Dancers perform ‘Zorba’ Ballet in protest

During the Culture Ministry sit-in there were daily culture events on the street. One of the most memorable performances was the night dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company took the streets, dancing.