Monday, 19th October 2015
PUBLIC INFORMATION: THE CASE FOR A MEDIA STRATEGY IN EGYPT’S PETROLEUM SECTOR
From our Print Edition:
By Emad El-Din Aysha, PhD
When asked about the issue of “petroleum awareness,” a friendly shopkeeper laughed out loud. “Where is this petroleum for there to even be an awareness of it?” he asked? He went on to advise against discussing these matters in public, fearing that both the interviewer and interviewee would end up in the police station. Finally, he explained that people’s awareness of fuel related affairs consisted of the knee jerk reaction of hoarding fuel whenever a shortage occurred, only making the whole fuel situation worse.