Ahmed Hamed is a journalist based in Cairo Governorate, Egypt. I work in fields of photography,film making, Journalism and media training I believe that art and cultural initiatives can make huge positive shifts to communities as well I believe in the power of photography and how an image can make change, After my graduation from mass media faculty journalism department in the year 2008 I worked in 3 fields simultaneously , mass media and journalism, cultural project management and Human Rights. as I got experience in the field of film making through getting a grant from Egyptian film center to fund my first short documentary film the smell of the country : ****** and participated as a facilitator in the human rights educational program at Cairo institute for human rights since 2010 and worked as well as researcher on "Media and the parliamentary elections in Egypt 2010" research project since August 2012 I am working as a multimedia officer at Aswat Masriya News website responsible for making multimedia content connected to Egyptian political, social and cultural daily affairs and to moderate and train team of interns and stringers working with the website ****** ******
Bedouin band "al-Jerken" plays music using war remnants as instruments, in a form of resistance toward unstable security situation in North Sinai,
In response to the increase of sexual harassment in Egypt, a group of martial arts professionals established an initiative to teach basic self defense moves to young Egyptians for free.
12-year-old schoolboy, Ahmed Eid Sayed, witnessed the Egyptian army crackdown on the Giza pro-Morsi camp, adjacent to Cairo University on 14th August 2013. Ahmed explains what he saw using his toy soldiers and bottle tops.
"Mazahar" is a band trying to keep Egypt's old tradition of "Zar" from extinction. Zar represents a musical heritage from the south to keep away the evil spirits. It is more widespread in Upper Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.