CIFF President makes US VARIETY’S most influential media figures list

US magazine “Variety” has announced its annual list of the 500 most influential personalities who make up the media and entertainment industry in the world. ¬†Among these figures were Egyptian producer and scriptwriter Mohamed Hefzy, president of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), and businessman Naguib Sawiris, founder of the El Gouna Film Festival. The list is chosen by the magazine’s editorial board, which conducts extensive research of its choices, to reflect the achievements of the 500 personalities over the past 12 months. The list includes a number of prominent…

ISESCO to renovate house of Scholar Ibn Khaldoun in Tunisia

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) launched an initiative to renovate the house of the scholar Abd al-Rahman Ibn Khaldoun in the centre of Tunis, as part of its new vision and future strategy, which adopts the protection and preservation of heritage in the Islamic world countries. Dr Salem bin Mohammed Al-Malik, Director-General of ISESCO, announced the initiative during his speech at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Tunis Capital of Islamic Culture event, which was held in the city of Culture in the Tunisian capital on Thursday…