Global Journalist
4:39 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

How the media covered mass protests in Brazil and Egypt

Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi hold a large-scale rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 8, 2013.
Credit Jun Yasukawa / Associated Press

There aren’t too many similarities between the mass street protests in Egypt and those in Brazil, aside from the fact that many large media outlets took sides in the disputes.

Egypt's state media quickly backed the military and its version of events in the days following the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi. Meanwhile, the new interim government has stepped up efforts to censor private news outlets sympathetic to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

And in Brazil, mainstream news organizations are being criticized for unfairly depicting the demonstrations that have erupted in the country.

Global Journalist examined the way newspapers, broadcast outlets and social media covered the Egyptian and Brazilian protests.

Panelists:

Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Hisham Kassem, publisher and political commentator

Pedro Doria, Executive Editor, O Globo

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center

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