Covering Egypt: Media and Politics in the Post-Mubarak Period
MAY 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM
Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501
1198 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
May 22, 2014: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
This one-day conference will present a critical overview and analysis of the role played by both Egyptian and Western media in Egypt’s post-January 2011 political transition. Particular attention will be paid to the lead-up to Egypt’s July 3, 2013 military coup and the post-coup period. Presentations will address the current state of free expression in Egypt, and evaluate media professionalism in Egypt’s news media. Experts will discuss how Egypt’s press system may need to be restructured in order to facilitate a democratic turn.