Adel Iskandar/CPJ Guest Blogger

Adel Iskandar teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University. He is author of the recently published Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution (American University in Cairo, 2013), the co-editor with Bassam Haddad of Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Tadween Press, 2012), and co-author with Mohammed el-Nawawy of Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that Is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Westview Press/Basic Books, 2003).

A rally in Cairo this week. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Amid upheaval, Egypt’s media blunders

The unfolding political tumult in Egypt over the past week has not only captured headlines worldwide, it has taken its toll on journalism and reporting as well. While much of the international media turned their attention away from the country over the past year and assumed democracy was marching along, trouble was brewing in the…

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