Music in Egypt in the Last Decade: Hit and...

I started my career in journalism seventeen years ago. In a series of unplanned incidents, I ended up covering musical activities and the contemporary music scene as my main focus.

On Ahmed Naji

The magnitude of the case of journalist and novelist Ahmed Naji was as odd as the two-year imprisonment verdict he received as a punishment for using sexually explicit language in his novel Using Life. The complainant went voluntarily and filed a complaint against Naji, claiming that he suffered from heart disorders and elevated blood pressure […]

The Jewish Quarter: A Missed Opportunity

The new Ramadan drama “Haret al-Yahud” “The Jewish Quarter” has succeeded in getting Egyptians, across religions, to agree: The show is rather mediocre. The plot— a Muslim-Jewish love story set in 1948—could have been presented in a 90-minute film, but was instead dragged out into a 20-hour-long television series.  The program’s glaring flaws, from the […]