Another Side of the Story: A Discussion with the Managing Editor of “Daily News Egypt”


I had the opportunity to sit down with Rana Allam, Managing Editor of the Daily News Egypt towards the end of January this year, just days before the two-year anniversary of the start of the Egyptian uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Not surprisingly, the publication’s modest offices, located in the downtown Cairo neighborhood of El Dokki, were buzzing with activity. I was there to talk to Ms. Allam about media representations of Egyptian women, but as the interview progressed, I realized that just as significant was the role that publications like Daily News Egypt play in presenting an alternative narrative to the English speaking audience. 

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