It’s been two years since the Egyptian military ousted democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi, replacing him with Army General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Al-Sisi has promised stability but his time as president has been anything but peaceful. Violence still rages throughout parts of the country, and reporters are being thrown in jail simply for doing their job.
On this edition of Global Journalist, we look at how the country has arrived at this point, and where it’s going in the future.
Our guests this week:
*Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and the coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco
*Jonathan Moremi, a journalist who’s covered the country for more than 35 years for outlets including Daily News Egypt
*Adel Iskander, a professor of communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and co-editor of the Arab Studies
*Emir Nader, a political reporter for Daily News Egypt