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Egyptian atheists launch web video series

An Egyptian couple regularly transform their bedroom into a studio to produce an online TV program on atheism.

Every week, Ahmed Harqan and his wife Nada Madour transform their bedroom into a TV studio. Lime green bed sheets cover one of the widest walls, creating a green screen background. Do-it-yourself wooden tripods hold cheap fluorescent bulbs to illuminate the folding table they turn into a news anchor desk. A mattress and some pillows are scattered about the floor to prevent echoing and enhance sound quality.

Once Madour finishes the countdown to one, she signals her husband, who sits facing a camera and a laptop used as a teleprompter. “My dear audience, today our episode is going to discuss interreligious hatred and sectarian anonymity,” Harqan states.

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