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Mohamed Elmeshad

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We Completely Agree: Egyptian Television Media in the Era of Al-Sisi

[A composite image widely-circulated online identifying Egyptian television personalities]

If there was any doubt about who the presidential frontrunner would be in Egypt's May 2014 elections, the Egyptian media made sure to strongly suggest that then-Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the only choice. No matter how prominent the other possible presidential candidates were, each was unceremoniously sidelined, discounted, or even ridiculed. Most soon withdrew their names from contention.  Owing to the media’s unwavering support for al-Sisi, the scene ...

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Mohamed Elmeshad is an Egyptian researcher and journalist. He is currently working on his PhD at SOAS where he is looking into the political economy of the media with a focus on Egypt in the post-privatization era. As a journalist, he covered a variety of social and economic issues including, the status of the informal urban areas, political parties, and security. In both his academic research and journalism, he has taken an interest in issues such as industrialization, privatization, state planning/budgeting, and other areas of political economy in Egypt and across the MENA region.