Title: The role of the daily newspaper 'Almasry Alyoum' in disseminating development news in the Egyptian villages
Authors: Hossam Eldin Ibrahim Awad
Addresses: Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Abstract: This dissertation reviewed the role of the independent newspaper 'Almasry Alyoum' in disseminating development news in the Egyptian villages. This dissertation examined whether the development news in 'Almasry Alyoum' have been advantageous for the Egyptian villages. Whether these news were useful for them. The research method was content analysis in order to identify the news related to the Egyptian village development in terms of their priority, to analyse the variety of development news, and to determine the usefulness of the development news. Therefore, the dissertation analysed 28 issues from 'Almasry Alyoum' to seek the answers to the research objective. As a quantitative study, the research methodology was based on a sampling error of 9.5% and confidence level at 68%. The sample size calculated was 28 issues of the newspaper. The dissertation found that the development news represented only 0.72% in average of the total news area.
Keywords: Egypt; independent newspapers; news dissemination; development news; communication development; villages; daily newspapers; Almasry Alyoum; content analysis; news variety; news usefulness; media; village developments; Arab culture.
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development, 2012 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.153 - 184
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 17 Sep 2012 *