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Egypt | Talking heads: The emperor phenomenon | The Listening Post (feature)
   Al Jazeera English
  Published: 1 week ago

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Egyptians call them "emperors", and every night millions tune in to watch them lecture, entertain and rant their way through hours of television output. We look at the talk show hosts on the front lines of Abdel Fattah El Sisi's government's propaganda efforts.

Contributors:

Marwan Kraidy, director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication and author of The Naked Blogger of Cairo
Fatima El Issawi, senior lecturer in Journalism, University of Essex and author of Arab National Media and Political Change

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1 week ago
the same applies to american talk shows although they are a pit more clever but they also have their intentions and affiliations


1 week ago
El Sisi is a crypto Jew don’t let his autocratic regime rule over you for he is nothing more than a puppet fulfilling Zion.
This is what happens when a coupe overthrows the legitimate regime, you’re left with propaganda and backwardness. You Egyptians must over throw sisi at once.


1 week ago
Yes, every military regime tries to use all the means to justify his illegitimate position in power and justifing his policies, and when you oppose those dictatorial regimes they consider you as a terrorist.


1 week ago
What about Qater ?? And the qateri regime and freedom of speech in qateri tv ????😂😂😂😂


1 week ago
What about aljazeera and qater ??😂😂😂😂 I am Egyptian ...we have more freedom than qater ...you can't speak about amir tamim ... aljazeera is a terrorist organizations ... spreading American democracy in the middle east except Qater that's hilarious😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 by the way Ibrahim issa come back to the tv show this week 😂😂😂


1 week ago
Honestly I'm surprised people actually watch these shows actively. I thought they were just supposed to be white background noise while doing work or talking at the local cafe.


1 week ago
Egyptian news anchors are not reporters but agents of the dictatorship.


1 week ago
why did that guy say "Hats off to the reign for?"


1 week ago
In Morocco those who talk are in jail for a very long time. Jazeera should investigate about Hamid Mahdaoui , 'HIRAK RIF ' youth who are in jail for speaking bout their rights .


1 week ago
In all countries lol not just Egypt!!!🤔🤔


1 week ago
Viva the internet!


1 week ago
Seems copied from Pakistan. ISI too directs TV anchors.


1 week ago
this happens in all countries does it not?


1 week ago
So ... people need to start talking to each other again? Instead of using TV as a substitute 'coffee shop experience'. Or does one get arrested for speaking freely on the streets of Cairo?


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