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Egypt: Documentary with censored artists

16 March 2015

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression recently released a documentary exploring freedom of creativity in Egypt by interviewing the artists that have been subjected to governmental censorship.

Artistic expression in Egypt is one of the most tightly controlled forms of expression. It was so before the January 2011 revolution and still is today.

The documentary was published on youtube.com on 27 February 2015. It features interviews with journalist Ahmad Nagy who covers culture and literature for the daily newspaper Al Akhbar, film director Ahmad Abdalla best known for his two feature films Heliopolis and Microphone, and musician Ramy Essam who was dubbed by the New Yorker as “the bard of the Egyptian revolution”.


» IFEX | Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression – 27 February 2015:
Documentary: Egyptian artists share their experiences with the censors

 

 


To learn more about this issue, check out AFTE’s report in collaboration with Freemuse entitled “Censors of Creativity” and published in April 2014.

 

 

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