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Vitamin D deficiency in women: Propaganda or critical health issue?

Most medical labs in Egypt offered discounts and promotions for vitamin D analysis for women during the last two years. In addition, the medical concerned bodies, both private and public sectors in Egypt launched awareness campaigns on the importance of vitamin D analysis and the dangers of vitamin D deficiency. Meanwhile, the National Council for …

Nehal Samir

Revisiting the concept of propaganda through art

While expressions like “fake news” and “alternative facts” are part of everyday doublespeak, the exhibition “After the Fact” in Munich fittingly explores different levels of propaganda as seen by artists.The Lenbachhaus museum in Munich explores the diverse and often hidden forms of propaganda used to form and influence public opinion. The show features 35 exhibits …

Deutsche Welle

Limitations of illusion and cheap propaganda

Give me my freedom, release my hands Indeed, I’ve given you yours and did not try to retain anything Ah, your chains have bloodied my wrists I haven’t kept them, nor have they spared me Why do I keep promises that you do not honour? When will this captivity end, when the world is before …

Mohamed El Saadany

Why trying to defeat the ‘Islamic State’ online misses the point

The ‘Islamic State’ is widely considered to be winning the social media war of ideas against Western efforts to counter the extremists’ propaganda online. Experts have just one problem with this thesis – it’s wrong. When it was revealed earlier this month that the “Islamic State” has a new smartphone app the news fit perfectly …

Deutsche Welle

The myth of the underdog

Could it all be just a big bubble? How big will the clout of zealous political Islam get before Egyptians begin to realise that it’s just another trick to mobilise masses and score votes? At the expense of painting with a broad brush, political Islam in Egypt might be a bubble close tobursting. The underdog …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

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