Media spotlight: Giulio Regeni as seen by Egypt’s media pundits
Much of the scant commentary in Egyptian newspapers and on television talk shows on the case has oscillated between speculation that foreign media is conspiring to bring Egypt down — a staple state discourse — and calls to defend national interests, specifically the country’s economic deals with Italy and its mediating role vis-a-vis Libya.
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