Media Portrayal of Street Violence against Egyptian Women


"Often ignored in media coverage of the Egyptian revolution is how protests led by labor unions—many of them women based labor unions in the manufacturing cities of Egypt—catalyzed the revolution," says Nadine Naber. Women are at the heart of every social movement that happens in Egypt and in the Arab world. Nevertheless, the local media keeps portraying women as submissive or oppressed, which directly and indirectly feeds into the continuing practice of street violence and sexual harassment against Egyptian women. With the alarming statistics documented by local women's NGOs of violence against women in recent years, this research is attempts to document the nature of local media portrayal of violence against women, outline the reasons behind it, and figure out the possible solutions to improve women's image in the Egyptian media, in a way that counter the unfair socially-accepted justifications to help limiting the actual violence exercised against women.

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Rasha El-Ibiary, Future University, Egypt

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Conference: EuroMedia2016
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication

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