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dc.contributor.advisor Abdulla, Rasha Ibrahim, Ekram
dc.creator Ibrahim, Ekram 2012-05-30T07:52:47Z 2012-06-11T10:15:12Z 2012 Spring 2012-05-30T07:52:47Z
dc.description.abstract This study analyzes the different frames used by popular newspapers Al-Ahram and Al-Masry Al-Youm in covering Egypt's January 25 revolution. The researcher conducted a content analysis of news stories and news features of both newspapers during the 18 days of uprisings that started on January 25, 2011 and ended by former President Hosni Mubarak handing over power to the Supreme Council of Armed Forced (SCAF) on February 11, 2011. The study analyzes 241 stories in Al-Ahram and 174 stories in Al-Masry Al-Youm during this period. The researcher imed at exploring the different frames used by each newspaper, whether those frames have varied along the period f study, and how media ownership affected those frames. The results show that during the beginning of the revolution, Al-Ahram newspaper framed the events as "riots" and the protesters as "violent," while Al- Masry Al-Youm framed the events as a "protest" and the protesters as "the people." The coverage of both newspapers varied along the 18 days of uprisings. Al-Ahram took the revolutionaries' side during the last couple of days, while Al-Masry Al-Youm started delegitimizing the protesters during the same period. The type of media ownership played a significant role in the framing of Egypt's January 25 revolution. en
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dc.subject Revolutions en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Mass media en
dc.subject Press coverage en
dc.subject Journalism en
dc.subject Al-Masry al-Youm en
dc.subject Ahram weekly en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Revolutions -- Egypt -- 21st century -- Press coverage.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011- -- Press coverage.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Political activity -- 21st century -- Press coverage.
dc.subject.lcsh Egypt -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Press coverage.
dc.title Newspapers coverage of the Egyptian January 25 Revolution: a framing analysis en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en

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