Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Middle Eastern Studies


Anny Bakalian

Subject Categories

Journalism Studies | Near Eastern Languages and Societies | Other International and Area Studies


Arab Spring, Egypt, Islamic Fundamentalism, Media control, Middle East/Wester relations, Muslim Brotherhood


In depth study of Western media's coverage of the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Not only using key events between the West/ United States and the Middle East over the last 40 years to show how current events are reported but also investigating where and how the media receives their information to report. The outside and internal influences put upon western media are also under investigation in this paper and how those influences insure that their own interests supersede that of complete and accurate reporting if the two come in conflict.



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