Palestine in the Egyptian Press

Palestine in the Egyptian Press : From al-Ahram to al-Ahali

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In Egypt, the press has always been considered a facet of modernization, as well as democratic rule. Palestine in the Egyptian Press examines the Palestine issue - an issue that features prominently in that press due to the political activities of Egypt's Jewish community, the development of a pan-Arab identity, and Egypt's involvement in Palestine's wars.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739117858
  • 9780739117859

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This work goes well beyond the scope of its title to examine the struggle of the Egyptian press over the past 150 years for the freedom of the press. Based on painstaking and thorough research, Professor Talhami has produced the most eloquent and stimulating study of this significant and neglected dimension of the Egyptan struggle for democracy. This is essential reading for understanding Egyptian politics today. -- Tareq Y. Ismael, professor of political science, University of Calgary, and editor, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies A landmark achievement and unique analysis of the role of the press as 'hero and villain' of Egyptian political life and as a major force in the Palestine question. -- Naseer H. Aruri, Chancellor Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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About Ghada Hashem Talhami

Ghada Hashem Talhami is D. K. Pearsons Professor of Politics at Lake Forest College, emerita.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Introduction: Opinion, Queen of the World Chapter 3 2. Opinion Journalism and the Beginning of Egyptian Nationalism Chapter 4 3. The Press Defines the Liberal Phase Chapter 5 4. The Flowering and the Decline of the Private and Party Press Chapter 6 5. Nasser's Palestinian Passion: Advocating with One Voice Chapter 7 6. Sadat Plays Circus Master to a Liberated Press Chapter 8 7. Mubarak, the Press, and the Consequences of Camp David Chapter 9 8. Heikal: A Journalist for Most Seasons Chapter 10 9. Conclusion: Palestine, Policy, and the Printed Word
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