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ABDALLA F. HASSAN | Reuters Institute | September 20, 2013

Plenary: Moral Maze – Witness: Abdalla Hassan (Fellow, Egypt)

Proposition: “Journalism coarsens, simplifies and distorts politics (and the new media won't be any better”

Abdalla Hassan is not sure whether the new media can make things any better, but he admits that it is totally necessary nowadays. In regards to the importance of traditional media, he states that people have learned to read between the lines of official media, and they can now understand what is true and what is not. In the country’s current crisis, Hassan explains that a propaganda campaign is portraying opponents as terrorists. 

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