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The Arab Spring and Women’s Rights
Her piece, “Why Do They Hate Us?,” has incited a fascinating and urgent conversation about gender and the Arab Spring. What hope can there be for women in the new Egyptian parliament, dominated as it is by men stuck in the seventh century?
Egyptian tourism minister predicts return of tourists to near pre-uprising
Washington Post
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Egypt’s visitor numbers should bounce back to pre-uprising levels this year after a drop caused by Arab Spring unrest, the country’s tourism minister said Monday. The country is eager to entice overseas visitors back
Arab Spring reveals paradox
By Mohammad Akef Jamal, Special to Gulf News An important phenomenon has attracted the attention of Arab Spring observers — that these movements lack political leadership. Most of those who discuss the revolutions in different media outlets are
Arab tourist flow to Egypt surges 63%
(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Arab tourist flow into Egypt has bounced back with bang in the first quarter with a 63 per cent surge in traffic after a slowdown in 2011 in the wake of Arab Spring. The number of Arab tourist jumped to 483834 in 2012 first
Media Forum addresses issues in shadow of ‘Arab Spring
Kuwait Times
KUWAIT: The ninth session of the Arab Media Forum, themed “The Arab MediaSpring,” began yesterday under the patronization of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Secretary General of the Arab Media Forum Madi
How a 5-Year-Old Foreign Film Sparked a Free-Speech Fight in Tunisia
The Atlantic
By Massoud Hayoun The prosecution of a broadcaster who aired Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed Persepolis shows that the success of the Arab Springhasn’t necessarily led to freedom of arts and expression. Marjane Satrapi’s comic book series-turned-film

The Atlantic
A revolution in Arab cinema
The Africa Report
By Faïza Ghozali From Paris to Rotterdam, via Rome, Algiers, Brussels and London, the Arab Spring is taking top billing at international film festivals. Cinema from the Middle East and North Africa is experiencing its own revolution.
Women in the Arab Awakening
Harvard Law School News
Women played an important role in the Arab Spring revolutions, and their involvement is crucial to the ongoing political change in the region. To that end, the Harvard Law School Women’s Law Association sponsored an event presenting the perspectives of

Harvard Law School News
Jordan’s king walks a tightrope on reform
King Abdullah II has gone through three prime ministers in 18 months as he struggles to avoid the Arab Spring political upheaval. AMMAN, Jordan, April 30 (UPI) — King Abdullah II, a key US ally in the Arab world, has gone through three prime ministers



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