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Mohamad Elmasry

Unpacking Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Discourse

[Wall graffiti in reference to the media propaganda in Egypt. Image originally post to Flicker by Gigi Ibrahim]

Noam Chomsky’s Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda argues that effectively crafted and controlled media messages can turn otherwise rational people into “hysterical” warmongers. Chomsky’s analysis focuses on how western governments and elite-led media in democratic societies have successfully employed propaganda campaigns to achieve political aims. Egypt has experienced its own propaganda program in recent months. What is perhaps unique about Egypt’s ...

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The Thin Line between Revolution And Sedition

[Mohamed Morsi at a press conference on 18 June 2012. Photo by Jonathan Rashad (from Wikimedia Commons)]

I read with great sadness – but unfortunately not much surprise – Professor Adel Iskander’s deeply misguided article, “A Nation Derailed,” published on 28 January 2013 on Jadaliyya. Iskander’s attempt to play politics with the tragic deaths of nineteen deceased train accident victims is, well, not the classiest of moves. In the article, Iskander makes a very simplistic, and all too played out three-pronged argument: First, the Mohamed Morsi administration is failing ...

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Mohamad Elmasry



Mohamad Elmasry is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. In 2009, Dr. Elmasry received his PhD in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Iowa, where he was a Presidential Fellow from 2005 – 2009. From 2009 – 2011, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Elmasry’s research has appeared in reputable refereed publications and focuses on the sociology of news, Arab press systems, and news coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. His PhD dissertation examined constraints on news production in Egypt. Dr.Elmasry has taught courses in Media Ethics and Law, News Reporting and Writing, The Sociology of News, Advanced Reporting & Writing, Global Communication, Mass Communication Research Methods, and Media Theory.