UK: Egyptian rapper wins Freedom of Expression Awards 2014

18-year-old Egyptian rapper Mayam Mahmoud was among four artists who were shortlisted for the Index Awards 2014, which during 14 years have honoured some of the most remarkable fighters for free expression from around the world.

“The Egyptian rapper Mayam Mahmoud uses hip-hop to address issues such as sexual harassment and to stand up for women’s rights in the country that, after the hope of Tahrir Square, is slipping back into authoritarianism,” wrote Index on Censorship.

The award show took place in London, United Kingdom, on 20 March 2014. The three other nominated artists were the British theatre producer David Cecil, Lebanese playwright Lucien Bourjeily, and Turkish writer Arikan


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» The Index Arts Award winner Mayam Mahmoud

» Article about Mayam Mahmoud: Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Arts nominee Mayam Mahmoud

» More about the nominated artists on: www.indexoncensorship.org

» More about the event in general: www.indexoncensorship.org/freedom-expression-awards-2014

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