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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.

To love is to be seized by the incomprehensibility and generosity of the world

Ashraf Ezzat: Sea of ​​love. Transforming Journey to Egypt

DOCUMENTARY: Ancient Egyptian art and the later Sufi tradition have access to insights that modern man has gradually forgotten.

Revolution in a social and political vacuum

Walter Crossbow: Martyrs & Tricksters. An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

EGYPT 10 YEARS AFTER: Walter Armbrust has written about the time after the first eighteen days of the revolution: If one considers the revolution on Tahrir Square in Cairo as a rite of passage, there are several good reasons why it went wrong.

Fear has returned in Egypt

: "Do not write anything that can get me in trouble!" says one. "I do not quite know with that interview, I think I have changed my mind," says another.