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Media Reporting on Egypt's Economy and Bailout Narratives: The role of Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian Media Narratives in Solving Egypt's Economic Crisis

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A Media Ecology and Strategic Analysis (MESA) Group Washington, DC United States

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This study examined Egyptian, Russian, and Chinese media perspectives of the Egyptian economy to determine to what extent a future economic crisis in Egypt is probable, and identification of which great powers would most likely lead bailout efforts should an economic crisis unfold. To answer these questions, researchers employed a mixed-method approach analyzing over 500 news articles from the past five years from 18 different Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian native language news sites. Convergence in reporting on bailout agents Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian media similarly report the likely bailout agents being the IMF and World Bank in addition to Middle Eastern partners, such as Saudi Arabia.Divergence in reporting of bailout agents China views itself as a bailout partner, but Egypt does not see China as such. Egypt views Russia as a bailout partner, but Russia does not view itself as such.

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