Basma Elmahdy is a freelance journalist and media researcher from Egypt based in Berlin. She holds a joint master’s degree in journalism, media and globalization with a specialization in war and conflict reporting from Aarhus University and Swansea University. Her stories appeared in the international services of the German News Agency (DPA).
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The 90-minute film offers an atypical narrative from the Middle East that is in stark contrast to the way the country is covered in Western media, with the typical emphasis on humanitarian issues featuring images of starving children.
Among the Egyptian exiles who left the country after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power, dozens are journalists and media professionals who were dispersed around the world as Egyptian authorities tightened their control over privately owned media.