Advancing Excellence in Egyptian Media:

A Transnational Forum on Media Professionalism, Ownership, and Regulation


The Egyptian American Dialogue Initiative, in collaboration with The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the Gallup Organization, brought together a distinguished group of prominent Egyptian and international media and policy experts to Washington, DC from October 1 to 3, 2014 to engage in targeted discussions on media sector reform in Egypt. Participants discussed current challenges and opportunities within Egypt’s media sector, contrasted them with global experiences, and began to outline a framework for advancing excellence in Egypt’s media sector for consideration by Egyptian policymakers and practitioners.  

A summary of the discussions and key recommendations that emerged during the forum may be found in this report published in collaboration with Arab Media & Society: Striving for Excellence in Egyptian Media: Findings from the Egypt Media ForumThe ideas presented provide a blueprint for how decision makers can move Egypt's media sector forward. 

The Egyptian American Dialogue Initiative (EADI) is a not-for-profit initiative committed to fostering constructive discourse and building relationships between Egyptian and American scholars and professionals in the spirit of promoting understanding and collaboration on issues of mutual interest. Please learn more here