Ringfenced religion? Egypt’s religious media between faith and politics

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

Egyptian broadcasting traditionally confined religious content to a few minutes of Quran recitation and one weekly programme. Under Mubarak, however, changes in economic and media regulation combined with satellite technology to challenge the state media monopoly, causing the government to veto any religious channel that formally identified itself as such. Even so, proliferating satellite channels, funded internally and externally, included many linked to Salafi interests, the Muslim Brotherhood or the Coptic church. Exploring specifics of channels in each group, this chapter shows how tight government censorship, instead of containing sectarianism, exacerbates a situation in which members of different faith communities rarely hear each other.
TitelRoutledge Handbook of Contemporary Egypt
RedaktørerRobert Springborg, Amr Adly, Anthony Gorman, Tamir Moustafa, Aisha Saad, Naomi Sakr, Sarah Smierciak
ISBN (Trykt)9780367179014
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780429058370
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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