The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events

The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events

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The book focuses on the Egyptian press since Egyptian newspapers and magazines deserve study because of their large readership. Written in Cairo, the author offers an in depth analysis of the state of various press systems in Egypt. It qualitatively and quantitatively examines the press's framing of three regional crises: Israel's War on Lebanon in July 2006, sinking of Al-Salam 98 ferry in February 2006, and the protest by Sudanese refugees in Cairo in December 2005.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 22mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739124315
  • 9780739124314

About Mohamed El-Bendary

Mohamed El-Bendary is a registered columnist at Progressive Media Project.
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Despite heavy news coverage of Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian areas, Egypt is the cultural, intellectual and media capital of the Arab world. The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events is an extremely important analysis that should be read by students, professors, journalists and especially America's foreign policy establishment. Mohamed El-Bendary has gone beyond headlines and stereotypes to give us a thoughtful, detailed, nuanced, balanced and ultimately fascinating look at how the Egyptian press frames the world. -- David D. Perlmutter, The University of Iowa
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Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Egyptian Press Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 3. Protesters in Pharaohs' Land: Egyptian Newspaper Coverage of the Sudanese Refugees' Riot Chapter 4. Who is Responsible? Characterization of the Red Sea Ferry Disaster in Egyptian Magazines Chapter 5. Images of the 2006 Lebanese War in Al-Ahram, Al-Hayat, and Asharq Al-Awsat Chapter 6. Rising Tension in U.S.-Egyptian Relations Chapter 7. Obama's Speech to the Muslim World: An Open Hand of Friendship
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