Talking heads: The emperor phenomenon – Listening Post (feature)

Egyptians call them “emperors”, and every night millions tune in to watch them lecture, entertain and rant their way through hours of television output. We look at the talk show hosts on the front lines of Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s government’s propaganda efforts.


Marwan Kraidy, director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication and author of The Naked Blogger of Cairo
Fatima El Issawi, senior lecturer in Journalism, University of Essex and author of Arab National Media and Political Change

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