Published On: Wed, Feb 2nd, 2011

Inside Story – Media war in Egypt

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Events in Egypt are at the top of the news agenda in many countries worldwide. And how is that news being handled?

Very differently, depending on where you stand.

If you’re Egypt’s government – it’s “crisis? What crisis?” Lovely pictures of a sun-bathed Nile and not a placard in sight.

Contrast that with 24-hour coverage of demonstrators, security forces, tanks and the obvious tensions.

There is a media war over Egyptian street coverage. Is putting street views on air without censorship an incitement? The gap between the official media and the vernacular, private satellite TV, and independent newspapers, Who is telling the truth?







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