I’m a Tuk Tuk Graduate: Egypt’s Economic Situation Reflected In Social Networking Sites

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies
Author(s): Michael Barak

Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/im-tuk-tuk-graduate-egypts-economic-situation-reflected-social-networking-sites

Social networking sites (SNS) in Egypt responded tumultuously to an al-Hayat TV-Egypt interview with Mustafa Abdel Azim al-Laithi, a 35-year-old Tuk Tuk (rickshaw taxi) driver broadcast on October 12. In the interview, which lasted approximately three minutes, the driver expressed his views about the precarious situation of the Egyptian economy. Al-Achim emphasized the gap between the purported economic growth described by Egyptian establishment media and the severe economic crisis the country is actually facing: “[if] you only watched television, you’d think that Egypt is Vienna, but if you go out to the street, you’ll find that it’s a cousin of Somalia.”[1] ….

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