babelmed - 19/04/2008
A Cairo court rejected Ahmed Naji's request for a stay of execution on his two-year prison sentence, of which he has served six months, on Saturday. (Ebticar/Mada Masr)
In the last ten years, Cairo has witnessed a boom in shopping centres and keeps on building more. In The Changing Cultures of Modern Egypt, Mona Abaza, an Egyptian sociologist, focuses on this trend.
Looking at how TV shows in Egypt have evolved since the Sixties doesn’t just reveal Egypt’s reaction to the way the world has changed and is still changing — it also says a lot about those changes, and in which direction they’re moving.