The former publisher of Al-Masry Al-Youm, Hisham Kassem, talks about media coverage of the Egyptian revolution and the role of social media.
Hisham Kassem is one of the most respected publishers and democracy advocates in Egypt. He spoke with AbdelRahman Mansour and Linda Herrera about why he left his position as publisher at Al-Masry al-Youm, on media coverage of the revolution, on social media as a game changer, and his new media venture, Al Gomhouriya al-Gadida (The New Republic). The interview took place in Cairo at the future headquarters of Al-Gomhuriya al-Gadida on June 27, 2012.
*[This feature was originally published by Jadaliyya on August 30, 2012].
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