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Khaled Shaalan


Why the Western Media are Getting Egypt Wrong

[Opponents of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi protest as they shout slogans and wave national flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Arabic reads,

Western media coverage of the massive waves of protests in Egypt over the past two days is revealing of a number of problems that plague knowledge production about the Arab world. As crowds across the country were just warming up for the historic protests, around midday on 30 June, reports from Cairo appearing on Western broadcast and online news outlets focused on projecting an image of “polarization.” Rallies opposing the Muslim Brotherhood were represented as being ...

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Khaled Shaalan


Khaled Shaalan is a doctoral student in political science at the School of African and Oriental Studies.