Trust in News Media after the Revolution – Egypt

The project explores attitudes to trust in international news media in Egypt against the background of recent changes in its political and media landscape. The study is a follow-up to earlier research on trust in international news media conducted in Egypt in 2010 in the context of the International Broadcasting Project of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, conducted by Dr. David Levy, Dr. Anne Geniets and Dr. Brian Rotheray. The International Broadcasting Project investigated the changing provision and consumption of, as well as attitudes to, trust in international broadcasters in six African countries in different language zones (Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria and Kenya) and in India and Pakistan. A number of remarkable changes in the provision and consumption of news as well as attitudes to trust towards international broadcasting organisations in these countries were identified.