During the Egyptian elections campaigning, women were, of course, targeted by those looking for votes.
Akher Kalam – “Final Words” – is one of the most viewed TV talk shows in Egypt. As with most Egyptian media outlets lately, it has been paying much attention to the elections, and its coverage of women’s issues in the Egyptian elections is typical of how many other media outlets were talking about these topics. That show had earlier had an episode with Christian guests, to focus on issues of interest to them, and in its May 16 episode, it turned its attention to women.
The guests on the episode dedicated to women’s issues were representatives of five of the thirteen final candidates for stage one of the presidential elections. The guests themselves could give you some indication on the audience each candidate has chosen to attract, and more importantly, the Egyptian women who were willing to participate actively in such an experience. [Read more...]