Ziad Akl: The Sisi Propaganda

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Excellent article by Ziad Akl

“The wave of Al-Sisi’s glorification and army reverence must make us always aware of a set of questions. To whom is the army accountable now? How could the army’s statements and information be verified from now on? The army-media-intellectuals alliance, would that ever influence how objectively different events are seen and covered?”

“Al-Sisi has not shown himself as a power-hungry General so far, but the unnecessary propaganda unfortunately does not help to support this idea. Those who are not pro-Sisi are not necessarily pro-Brotherhood. It must be understood that a middle ground does exist between both poles and there are plenty of Egyptians who are not represented on either side of the struggle, not because they don’t want the army to fight terrorism, but because they want the army to remain an institution.”

Read the full article here: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/07/27/the-sisi-propaganda/

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2 thoughts on “Ziad Akl: The Sisi Propaganda

  1. Mark says:

    Good article. There are two polarised camps but they don’t represent the needs of most Egyptians – hopefully for the new constitution will be able to contain them both.

  2. I don’t know how much a constitution can do by way of mending the deep sectarianism in Egypt, or even containing it. Hopefully the new government will be a truly inclusive and representative one, so that all voices are heard.

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