Posts tagged "egypt"
A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The second in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff .
The first in a series of posts on issues at the intersection of press freedom, religion, digital media and politics by Natasja Sheriff.
Jared Malsin on the religious and political stakes of upheaval at Egypt's Al-Azhar University.
Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.
Maurice Chammah reviews a new book on Egypt's swing towards public religiosity and the celebrities who reinvented their image as beacons of worship and charity.
By Maurice Chammah The popular image of Egypt split by religious and political loyalties belies a subtle story of piety and social change.
On April 13, Carmen Weinstein, leader of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community, died at her home in Cairo. She was 82. Maurice Chammah looks back on his 2012 meeting with Ms. Weinstein, and considers the past and future of Egypt's Jews.
Following the publication of a new translation of Sonallah Ibrahim's "That Smell," Maurice Chammah considers the book, and its author, in light of Egypt's recent political and social upheaval.
By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."