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Celebrating the 1100th Anniversary of Ahmed Ibn Fadlan’s Travel to Tatarstan

Celebrating the 1100th Anniversary of Ahmed Ibn Fadlan’s Travel to Tatarstan

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association ALEXANDRIA: On July 14, the Media Club had its monthly forum in the Russian House of Alexandria on the topic: “1100 years since the arrival of the mission of the traveler Ibn Fadlan to Tatarstan”. The event was attended by Mr. Pavel Kydysyuk (Павел Кидисюк) Director of the […]

Safety Waves versus Death Waves

Safety Waves versus Death Waves

A keynote speech at the 60th African literature and writers’ anniversary conference By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid IBADAN, NIGERIA: In our time, we live in more than one circle; circles that narrow and widen, touch, overlap and intersect, and sometimes even resist each other, and contradict with other circles. They are circles described as private and public, […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid conferred the Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award by PAWA

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid conferred the Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award by PAWA

IBADAN: Egyptian poet, novelist and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, has been conferred the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) its golden medal of Esteemed Patron of the Arts Award, during the Award Ceremony Night that concluded the African Literature Conference 2022 in Ibadan University, Nigeria (23-26 June 2022). The medal has prominent engraved portraits of Naguib Mahfouz, […]

Asia Journalist Association is media sponsor of Rakoda Film Festival

Asia Journalist Association is media sponsor of Rakoda Film Festival

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Asia Journalist Association President ALEXANDRIA: An agreement was reached between the Rakoda Film Platform, Asia Journalist Association and its digital and paper publications, The AsiaN (Next News Network), and Magazine N. The association and its various publications will be the media sponsor of the Rakoda Film Festival. Veteran Korean media figure Lee […]

Foreign Film industry invited to Kazan Film Market in KIMFF

Foreign Film industry invited to Kazan Film Market in KIMFF

XVIII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. logo By Ashraf Aboul-Yazi President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: Kazan film market is one of the key events of the business platform of the XVIII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. Regional film market will take place in Kazan State Institute of Culture on September 8, 2022. The presentation of […]

Literature since Makerere 1962: The African Writers’ Pan-African Agenda for Peace, Security and Cultural Development

Literature since Makerere 1962: The African Writers’ Pan-African Agenda for Peace, Security and Cultural Development

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: In June 1962, a conference of African literature in the English language, the first African Writers Conference, was held at Makerere University College in Kampala, Uganda. Officially called a “Conference of African Writers of English Expression”, it was sponsored by the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Mbari Club in association […]

Alexandria hosts Racoda Asian Film Festival 2022

Alexandria hosts Racoda Asian Film Festival 2022

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association ALEXANDRIA: Racoda, a digital platform interested in cinema, has announced preparations for the launch of the Racoda Asian Film Festival; exciting news, which relives the history of the Silk Road of caravans that set off from Asia to reach the Mediterranean Basin, north in Venice and south in […]

World poets celebrate 100th episode of Uddan Little Magazine live

World poets celebrate 100th episode of Uddan Little Magazine live

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: With the start of Covid-19 epidemic that invaded the world, Uddan Little Magazine has planned a virtual path in which poetry will be read on Uddan TV channel online. Over the course of months, prominent world poets from many countries joined Uddan Nights to recite their poems in the live show […]

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

Tenants of the House: The novel, the film and the author

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid CAIRO: “Tenants of the House” is a socio-political film, inspired by the novel written by Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical doctor, former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), and current general secretary of Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). I came to know Dr. Okediran when he invited me to be […]

A society changed by journalists: Seriousness is the key

A society changed by journalists: Seriousness is the key

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Text of the speech delivered by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid at the World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) As a boy, I started my career as a dreaming journalist.  I only had in mind the image of that young journalist (Tin Tin) in his adventures; traveling, writing, photographing, chasing the bad guys, revealing the truth, using […]

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