International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Journalism & Mass Communication | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10

Egyptian Media History and Politics

K. Stevenson [2]

Abstract: Egypt provides an interesting Case Study as it has a long history of early and active involvement with media technologies, media systems and media content. From the early 1950s (so for over 60 years), successive governments in Egypt have given their people significant chances to "get ahead" by developing new forms of media as soon as they became available. The Governments did this because of the powerful role the media can play in developing a sense of national identity and nationhood that they saw as crucial for their people. The country took an early initiative and was quick in not only realising, but also harnessing the potential of radio, television and the new media - internet for strengthening the political and cultural ethos in the country as also linking the media technologies with the communication needs of its citizens. This paper traces the history of media-radio, television and internet and examines how their growth is tied to national objectives.

Keywords: Egypt, Media, History, Politics, Media history, Egyptian Media

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 894 - 897

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