Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 6) / studies
Egypt: Media and the War of Rumors in the Era of President Morsi
This study monitors and analyzes the discourse of the Egyptian mediasince President Mohamed Morsi took office at the end of June 2012, until the military coup in July 2013. It attempts to reveal the nature of of the most famous rumors that have been linked to the Morsi regime, analyzing their roots and how they spread within Egyptian society. It also outlines some of the most important strategies adopted by the media, and addresses examples of the coverage of the Egyptian media to demonstrate them. It addresses the backgrounds of some Egyptian media and the common features that combine them and attempt to explain the reasons behind adopting this type of media discourse.