How Egyptian Mainstream Media Cover the War on Terror

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Kareem Farid

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Around seven o’clock p.m. on January 29, 2015, social media websites reported that a terrorist attack had hit three North Sinai cities of Rafah, al-Arish, and Sheikh Zuweid. Questions regarding the attacks—the apparent targets, the numbers of injured and killed—went unanswered and without any official response or media reporting for almost four hours.

Preliminary news reports collectively confirmed that a group of terrorists targeted facilities belonging to the armed forces. However, these reports varied in their coverage of the number of casualties, with numbers between 29 and 45 military officers and civilians being specified…

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