Mohamed Shuman's Articles

The Arab Spring revolutions are now entering their seventh year but it is not yet clear what specific path they will take in the future and whether they will fulfill the slogans raised by the masses who took to the streets

Can exaggeration in media coverage ahead of "11/11" affect the course of the day's events?

The writer highlights a few steps that can address poverty and help in developing Upper Egypt and other marginalised areas

There are certain conditions that Egypt needs to adhere to in order to repeat the success models in dealing with the IMF

A negative opinion of NGOs has continued throughout multiple political regimes in Egypt. Thus, the new NGO law must take into consideration ways to change this attitude and to cope with the problems NGOs may face

Egypt's draft law for organising media, currently awaiting parliamentary debate and approval, has worrying structural defects

There isn't one media discourse in any society. But there is a dominant discourse that is not only competing with less influential opposing or marginalised discourses, but also cooperating, coexisting and borrowing from them

Some say deterioration in the Egyptian media is desired by the government, to deflect attention from its performance. While no proof is provided of this, suspicions damage the media environment as a whole

The Muslim Brotherhood group faces the most dangerous internal crisis in its history

The writer looks at ways to develop and reform the Egyptian media

The likely emergence of a strong pro-state bloc in Egypt's new parliament may aid with passing swift legislation, but comes at a cost to democratisation and robust governmental supervision

The trinity of money, politics and media, which looks set to win large in parliament, is a clear threat to public service media and likely will drive it into the ground if allowed

The unified law for media and journalism recently announced by the 50-person committee is an important step to organising the media. However, there are some articles that need to be reconsidered

Egypt's recently issued anti-terrorism law raises a number of problems regarding the balance between combating terrorism and respecting public freedoms and human rights

The Egyptian media has reached a point of explosion. The state must intervene to solve the crisis, not through censorship, but through organisation based on social dialogue and legislation

The decline in journalistic standards in Egypt can only be addressed when people stop saying that media the world over is biased and understand that professional ethics should be upheld

Predominant media discourse in Egypt is exerting great effort to hide its contradictions through vagueness, selling illusions and promoting fear and conspiracies

The present performance of the Egyptian media presents a serious threat to the democratisation process that must be addressed swiftly through appropriate laws

Private media is in the grip of a new elite whose political interests are inimical to media freedoms and the aspirations of the people

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