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Egypt

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is cutting international cooperation

MIDDLE EAST: What significance does it have that the authorities have cut cultural support for a number of Norwegian actors working internationally? For example, Kirkelig Kulturverksted i Midtøsten?

Freedom, equality and sisterhood

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST: With topics such as forced marriage, child marriage, rape, and honour killings, Professor Unni Wikan has studied people all her life, but not least – the Muslim. She has had to avoid that.

In memory of Nawal El-Saadawi

Obituary: Uncompromisingly, she spoke the opposite power. Now she is gone, 89 years old. Author, physician and feminist Nawal El-Saadawi wrote for MODERN TIMES from June 2009.

The generation that lost hope

Mohamed Siam: Charity

: Following his young protagonist for six years, the documentary Amal also draws a portrait of Egypt in a period marked by dramatic upheavals.

"I've never felt the need to scream to anyone"

: Has Nrk's Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen really been able to feel the victims' fears or the violence of the war? On the occasion of his book, we talk to him about the harsh reality of the Middle East, the importance of journalism, and what such journeys do to a human being. 

The river of history is poisoned

: The Nile is destroyed by sewage, rubbish and waste. This threatens the lives of millions of people in several countries.