Press in Egypt

Impact on social and political transformations

Authored by: Elsayed Abdelwahed Elkilany

Routledge Handbook on Arab Media

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138385481
eBook ISBN: 9780429427084
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This study aims at identifying and analyzing the transformation of the Egyptian press during the past century. It looks at its development, business model, legal environment, and the role the press has played in social and political changes over the decades. The chapter overviews decades of press history in Egypt, and it covers models of ownership, competition, and legal regulations, as well as press freedoms and the role of the press in social and political changes in Egypt.

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