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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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Egyptian Films Dominate US Film Festival

Egyptian Films Dominate US Film Festival | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The first film about Egypt's revolution is one of eleven movies from the Arab world captivating audiences at the Arabian Sights Festival. Now in its 16th year, the event is presented annually by the Washington DC International Film Festival.
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'100 lashes if you don't die laughing' and 3 other Muhammad controversies

'100 lashes if you don't die laughing' and 3 other Muhammad controversies | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The offices of a French satirical magazine were bombed early today, after the periodical published an issue about the Arab Spring with a caricature of the prophet Muhammad. The magazine featured the Muslim prophet as a “guest editor” for the magazine, Charlie Hebdo, threatening “100 lashes if you don't die of laughter!”

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Normal scoops Doha Tribeca prize

Normal scoops Doha Tribeca prize | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A movie about disillusioned Algerian youth wins the top prize at the Doha Tribeca film festival, which honours Middle Eastern cinema.
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Arab film makers look to uprisings for material

Arab film makers look to uprisings for material | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Following the third Doha Tribeca Film Festival Arab film makers are looking forward to tapping into material from the Arab Spring.
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Pakistani Sesame Street preaches tolerance

Pakistani Sesame Street preaches tolerance | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch are nowhere in sight. But there's Elmo. And new creatures too, like Baily, a kindly donkey who loves to sing, and Haseen O Jameel, a vain crocodile who lives at the bottom of a well.

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