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Polarised, politicised and biased: Covering Egypt

In Egypt’s dire political situation, one of the most important ways to understand the complexities of the situation is the media; supposedly the institution that seeks to find the truth and present it to its audience. However, in Egypt’s case, much of the local media is polarised, politicised and biased, and international media as well does not serve as an alternative for objective reporting due to the many challenges it faces. The Daily News Egypt reviews the positions of local and international media coverage of Egypt’s latest events, and the different narratives that are presented.

Sarah El Masry

Minister of Information Abdel Maqsood said he wanted more Muslim Brotherhood candidates to hire for the ministry (Photo by Hassan Ibrahim)

Maspero in crisis: report

The AFTE also claimed former head of the state-run TV sector Essam El-Amir resigned last December because of intervention in the coverage of the presidential palace clashes.

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Review: Op-Eds fueled against Morsi’s late interview

Sunday night turned into Monday morning with Egyptians still waiting for an anticipated television interview with President Mohamed Morsi. The president offered no explanation for the delay, and several newspaper columnists criticized Morsi for leaving millions of citizens waiting late at night for the long-awaited interview. The broadcast was supposed to begin at 8 pm …

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Veiled newscasters on state TV

is the appearance of a veiled newscaster a step towards deepening democracy and ending the discriminations or is it a step towards discrimination against non-veiled women and perhaps even against those women who do not wear the niqab as well?

Farid Zahran

Clinical death

As the world’s media have rushed to compete on the wave of rapid developments sweeping across the globe, Egypt’s state media focuses on a different story. The Maspero building – with its entire internal and external staff – keep drowning in deep and unchartered waters of corruption, misconduct and a performance far away from the …

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A pointless piece of cloth debate

Few hours after Fatma Nabil has read the 12 o’clock news bulletin in her full cream-colored veil, the Egyptian media sphere has quivered with endless controversial discussions on the extent to which the entire country is deliberately being ‘Ikhwanised’. Being the first Egyptian female newsreader ever to appear on Egypt’s state television, the move assuredly …

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Okasha: a mere political amusement

The news that the trial of Tawfik Okasha, the controversial media figure and owner of Al Fara’een TV station, has been adjourned to 3 October tempts one to conjecture the initial reasons behind having a satellite channel as such. Particularly flourishing after the revolution, Okasha, who no one had ever heard about before, has suddenly …

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