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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hasbara - Egyptian style

From Al Masry Al Youm:
Egypt’s military leader Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi has ordered the formation of a committee of high-ranking army generals tasked with ensuring the Egyptian armed forces are given positive media coverage.

The new body — to be called “The National Military Media Committee" — will be comprised of 11 generals, and will be responsible for providing information about the military to journalists to counteract what the armed forces considers “biased coverage.”

Sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that part of the role of the committee will be to give the military's account of any future events that take the media spotlight, particularly those that involve armed forces personnel.
Since anti-Zionists are so aghast at Israeli hasbara, I wonder what they think about Egyptian propaganda being pushed at the highest level of the military.

Or do they only object in one specific case?

(h/t Missing Peace)