Global Digital Futures: Online Spaces & Government Censorship Fri, 2019-01-11 16:02

This week we are speaking with 2 SOAS students from Egypt about Online Spaces & Overcoming Government Censorship. Hossam Fazulla is a researcher and writer from Cairo. He has spent the last 7 years bridging the gap between art and human rights as Director of Freedom of Artistic Creation at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) and as a former trainer at Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. Fazulla’s work focuses on cultural policies and the contemporary Egyptian cultural scene. Fazulla has authored several publications including Why You Can’t be Creative in Egypt (2017), Cultural Policies: Foundation, Evolution and Problems (2015), and co-authored Censor of Creativity (2013).

Salma Khamis is a researcher and writer from Cairo, whose interests lie somewhere in between journalism and academia. She conducted research on Muslim-Christian relations and religious diversity in Egypt and currently works at one of the country’s leading independent news outlets Mada Masr. These days, Salma’s research interests are more focused on literary studies of contemporary Egyptian cultural products. She examines representations of Egyptian identity constructions across various art forms, with a marked emphasis on revolutionary culture.

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