Category Archives: Egypt

Alarming Media Report – Loubani and Greyson

If these new developments are accurate, it is a concern: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/10/01/john_greyson_and_tarek_loubani_egypt_considering_murder_charges_against_canadians.html

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UTFA Letter for Release of Prof. John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani in Cairo, Egypt

UTFA has written a letter to the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada calling for the release of Prof. John Greyson (York University) and Dr. Tarek Loubani, who were imprisoned in Egypt when seeking directions back to their … Continue reading

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Update on Burning of the Institut d’Egypte, Cairo

An email being distributed to the global community on the IFLA listserv about the fire at the Institut d’Egypte, Cairo : Dear Colleagues, You’ll find here information about the evolution of the salvage of this collection received from Thomas Schuler … Continue reading

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Black Day for Egyptian Heritage – Oldest Scientific Library in Egypt and the Middle East Burns

The Egyptian Scientific Institute which established in 1798 by Napoleon Bonaparte has been burned. The fire started on Saturday December 17, 2011. The Egyptian Scientific Institute is the oldest scientific institute in Egypt and Middle East with a rare library collection. For more … Continue reading

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Revolt in Cairo – Short Film from FAIFE session at IFLA conference

Dr. Shawky Salem, Chairman of Alex Centre for Multimedia & Libraries in Alexandria, Egypt, presented an update on what was happening in Egypt at the FAIFE session (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) in Puerto … Continue reading

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