Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Remember when I wrote about Al Ahram's (Egypt's leading newspaper) reaction towards the Iraqi elections result. Well, Al Ahram did it again but this time they tried to hide or downplay the revolution in Lebanon yesterday.
The news of what happened in Lebanon was thrown to the bottom of the front page and and the headline was small enough so that it won't get noticed by million of Egyptians who don't watch the news and tend to read only the major headline every morning before turning to the sports section. As for the major headline, it read: The European Union confirms that the security of the Middle East is of its interests! Umm, this meanigless headline gets all the spot light while Lebanon's revolution gets an insignificant column at the bottom.
Guess where I found the details? PAGE 8