Cairo: Egypt protesters attack on the media gives little cause for hope

March 10, 2014 | By | Reply More

Mar 10, – The domestic media has, with a few notable exceptions, taken its lead from the street and strongly backed the state’s version of events; it had declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation months before.

hromedia Cairo Egypt protesters attack on the media gives little cause for hope arab uprising2A car belonging to the media burns during a protest by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi inside Cairo University, in Cairo,

The more circumspect, pesky foreign press, meanwhile, have been less co-operative. For a long time the quarrel was over nomenclature, and the authorities took umbrage over the use of the word coup.

What they fail to realise is that even if Morsi was removed with mass public backing, as he was, and even if Egypt is being targeted by terrorists, there is something decidedly dodgy about talking about the greatest constitution in Egyptian history and a new era for democracy while simultaneously hissing at the media through gritted teeth to stay on message.

Press journalist for HRO media – Kizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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