David Awad


Antonio Banderas (C) takes part in the 2016 prank show "Ramez Plays with Fire" in this video still.  (photo by YouTube/MBC Egypt)

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How far can Egypt's prank TV shows go?

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | David Awad, David Awad

Egyptian parliamentarian Galal Awara has called on the concerned bodies to stop TV prank shows, especially in the run-up to Ramadan.

'Beauty and the Beast' romances Egypt despite controversial content

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 | David Awad, David Awad

Some in Egypt criticized the state censors for allowing "Beauty and the Beast" to be screened in local movie theaters, as the movie contains scenes suggesting homosexuality.

Could foreign partners help revive ailing Arab film industry?

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | David Awad, David Awad

The Sharm el-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival started a debate through a seminar on joint film projects between the Arab world and Europe, over the feasibility of international co-productions.

Popular Egyptian TV show takes advantage of social media drama

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | David Awad, David Awad

All the world's a stage when it comes to social media, and a new TV series points out why that can be dangerous, while at the same time entertaining Egyptians and garnering high ratings.

Egypt's Sisi turns to soccer to score political goal

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | David Awad, David Awad

Though a cynical view holds that Cairo was using the national soccer team as a way to distract the people from their country's challenges, its support for Egypt's team at the Africa Cup of Nations has helped rally Egyptians together.

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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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