The Media Elite: Moderators or Preachers of the Public Opinion?

  • Fatima El-Issawi
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication book series (PIPC)


This chapter maps the forms of interactions and collusions between journalists and political actors, taking Egyptian talk shows as case study. The post-uprising(s) phase witnessed an expanded function for talk show hosts willing to employ their personal agency to support various ideological agendas and political camps; Egyptian talk show moderators were particularly vocal and prominent. The chapter investigates the complex interplay between these media stars and political figures.


Political Elite Security Force Media Figure Political Landscape Military Coup 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatima El-Issawi
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  1. 1.University of EssexEssexUK
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

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