EOHR issues the fifth report on the media coverage of the current political affairs and elections

December 20th, 2011 by Editor

On December 20, 2011, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) issues the third report on the media coverage on the current political affairs and elections during November 2011. The report includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of a sample of media channels including Al Ahram, Al Akhbar, Al Masry Al Youm, Al Shorouk and Al Wafd newspapers in addition to Al Youm Al Sabea, Masrawy, Al Badel and Al Ahram Gate websites.

The report documents the change of media coverage in November 2011. This month witnessed the parliamentary election nomination phase and the retreat of young candidates before the political parties and serious disputes among the Egyptian political parties. With the end of the electoral nomination phase, the report documented poor interest in nominating women within the political parties’ lists. The newspapers and the satellite channels did not show any interest in achieving the balance between the news of men and women; in Egypt, there are many women politicians, political and human rights’ activists in addition to university professors involved in the political life, especially in the Egyptian newly-formed political parties. Even in the news websites, women gained only 3% of the media coverage.

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