Art and entertainment

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad to appear on 'The Daily Show'

Murad's appearance on the popular US talk and news satire show could showcase her efforts to combat sexual violence and trafficking to a new and big audience.

Al-Monitor Staff | Women’s rights | juil. 30, 2020
al-monitor Nadia Murad stands during the 71st Bambi Awards at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on Nov. 21, 2019, in Baden-Baden, Germany. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who won last year's Bambi honor for courage, is to appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on July 30, 2020. Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images.

German woman kidnapped in Baghdad freed in Iraqi operation

German national Hella Mewis, who was abducted outside of her office in Baghdad on Monday evening, was freed in an operation carried out by Iraqi security forces.

Al-Monitor Staff | Art and entertainment | juil. 24, 2020

Netflix Turkey cancels new series with gay character after government pressure

Netflix Turkey's decision to cancel a series with a gay character due to government pressure indicates that LGBTI+ society and rights are increasingly coming into the government's crosshairs.

Kenan Behzat Sharpe | Art and entertainment | juil. 23, 2020

Egypt’s top film festivals gearing up to open as scheduled

As Egypt begins to gradually lift restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the country’s top film festivals are preparing to hold their events in the coming months while taking the necessary precautionary measures.

Youssra el-Sharkawy | Art and entertainment | juin 28, 2020

Tel Aviv, the city that never stops, now paralyzed

Although Tel Aviv is known as "the city that never stops," its entire entertainment and tourism scene — plays, other performances, bars, restaurants and hotels, the seashore — have come to a halt as a result of the coronavirus.

Or Weil | Art and entertainment | avr. 19, 2020