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Why You Should Come Forward If You’re One of Ahmed Bassam Zaki’s Victims



So, it’s been days since several young brave women started to break out of their silence and speak out about the sickening situations they had with Ahmed Bassam Zaki. 

Their voices were heard, their voices led to severe actions and it’s time now to carry on with what they have started!

Yesterday, sex offender Ahmed Bassam Zaki was apprehended by the police, according to a statement released by the office of the Egyptian Public Prosecution.

This is great news yes, but we shouldn’t be entirely relieved just yet! It’s true that for now, he is under arrest but they will let him go if the women harmed don’t come forward and speak up about what happened.

Everything that you have done so far, confessing on Assault Police’s page, sharing evidence online, winning the public opinion to your side, all of these wonderful acts have led to this point but it’s time to finish what YOU started.


In order for this sexual predator to go to prison, you HAVE to come forward and go the police.

This is why it’s important and here’s everything that you need to know about the process of reporting him.

1- Your identity will remain anonymous to the public! No records will be held against you, your identity will remain safe.

2- If you’re hesitant because you don’t have enough evidence, that IS okay! At this point, it’s NOT your job to provide evidence, this is the investigative police’s job.

3- Your lawyer will handle everything, it will just be you, the judge and him in a private room, not a court like you see in movies, hence no audience!

Now if you don’t or can’t afford to hire a lawyer, Assault Police is generously offering you all the help that you need. Check the link below.

We know how hard it is, we know how traumatizing it is having to relive such a painful memory, but it is your courageous acts that got us here and it’s time to finish what YOU started.

Remember, this isn’t just about you anymore, it’s about every silent girl who got harassed before and didn’t have the chance to speak up. You’re becoming the voice of these young women, you are speaking on behalf of many traumatized girls and women.

It’s because of you that girls have started to share their own stories and experiences with harassment and rape. It’s because of you that girls are standing hand in hand, supporting one another and hearing each other out.

You have raised awareness to both men and women. You have come a long way and it’s time to reach the end of the tunnel.

If you’re still worried about the process, Egyptian writer and director Selim Abo Mosallam has contacted several lawyers and explained in the video below the entire process and what to expect.

You’re powerful and you’re strong. This is the closure you need and the justice many girls seek.

You can do this!


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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month




Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.

The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.

The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.

As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.

For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.

The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.

As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.

We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.




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The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually




According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.

“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.

The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.

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Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival




Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.

The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.

The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.

Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.

The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.

The following are the screening times for the movie:

Arab premiere
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House

Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown

Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!


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