David Awad

A still from the band Cairokee's music video "Al-Kayf." Uploaded on July 10, 2017.  (photo by YouTube/CairokeeOfficial)

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Egyptian band beats censorship via YouTube

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

The band Cairokee has used YouTube as a platform to publish its new album after a state censor banned it, prompting critics to ask whether such censorship has any point in the age of the internet.

Six years later, film on January 25 Revolution reaches Egypt's masses

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

A film focusing on the January 25 Revolution produced in 2011, which was never screened in Egypt, is now stirring controversy after appearing online.

Egyptian band hopes Islamic hits will resonate in translation

Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

The Egyptian band Art Compilers has been translating well-known Islamic songs into English, but the jury is still out on its success.

Authorities nix notion of bitcoin banking in Egypt

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | David Awad, Contributor

Egyptian banking experts agree on the risks of trading in bitcoin, and central bank authorities say they have no plans to authorize the virtual currency's use.

Egyptian producers turn to best-sellers to boost Ramadan ratings

| David Awad, Contributor

Two of Egypt’s recent soap operas are based on the country's well-known novels whose sales have increased in turn due to TV drama.

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David Awad is an Egyptian journalist who started his career as a trainee at Al-Ahram Al-Ektesady, and then he moved to Radio Mubashir Al-Ektesady as a producer. Awad focuses on issues pertaining to economy, media and the arts.  

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