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In Egypt, signs of hope, not 'hijacking' [Letter]
I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that time and am in constant conversation about those events with my Egyptian project staff who are themselves politically diverse. My opinion is that much of the western media reporting over the past three years has been very superficial — often lop-sided — and often simply wrong. The kindest description would be "lazy reporting," but stronger language and harsher characterizations spring easily to mind, especially when watching CNN coverage of events here.
February 26, 2014