I would not blame that young Armenian boy I was for the negative feelings towards the Ottomans: all four of my grandparents were born in the Ottoman Empire – what is now Turkey – and their own state forcibly deported them, dispersing or killing most of their family members.
The increasing censorship, which includes omitting scenes from dramas, totally prohibiting broadcasting them, or even excluding opposition actors from acting, has produced a weak Syrian Ramadan season.
Controversy rages over “Um Haroun”, the Jewish character in one of the Ramadan series. Here is an attempt to analyze the portrayal of Jews in Arab productions since the inception of films in the early 20th century.
At the end of the war, when the Ottoman Empire was defeated and the Ittihadist leaders escaped to Germany, Siruni came out of his hiding, and with few surviving intellectuals tried to re-establish a community that was mortally wounded.
“Nobody regards us as human beings or artists, we’re just a cog in their money-making machines. We are, literally, tools in other people’s hands.” What do some of the makers of Ramadan Television series have to say about having to work during a pandemic?
Corona has redefined students’ role, independence, and management of themselves, as well teachers’ daily routines, and the roles of supervisors. Given that this happened, should we not think about how to present a more efficient and lasting reform initiative to our educational systems?
The North Coast Religious Convoy decision recalls the Ministry’s similarly controversial “fatwa booths,” planted two years ago in metro stations where 3 million Egyptians commute every day. Such debasement of religion into superficial kiosks, pamphlets, and convoys has had the opposite effect: it further repelled people.