Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater raided by authorities and shut down

Townhouse-GalleryOn 28 December both independend arts and performance spaces were raided by an interagency team from the Censorship Board, Tax Authority, National Security Agency and local office of the Ministry of Manpower. Both were shut down, including the library, archive and office.

Other contemporary art spaces in Cairo have also been raided in recent months, all with involvement of the Censorship Board.

Source: Mada Masr; updates on Townhouse’s facebook site

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