[QODLink]
Middle East

Strike silences Cairo Opera House

Dismissal of boss prompts staff to accuse Egyptian government of trying to control cultural bodies.

Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 06:11
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Staff at Egypt's Cairo Opera House have gone on strike after their boss was dismissed.

They have accused President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood of trying to control cultural institutions and replace leaders with people who support the government.

The opera house, which is home to the Egyptian ballet and opera company, along with other members of the artistic community, are demanding the Culture Minister Alaa Abdel Aziz resign.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Cairo.

75

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Lawsuit by 6-year-old girl, locked up for a year, reignites debate over indefinite detention of 'boat people'.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Citizens of the tiny African nation say they're increasingly anxious of the fallout after alleged coup.
A humanitarian crisis and a budget crisis converge in the heart of the human smuggling corridor in Texas.
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
join our mailing list