During the first two months of 2011, the Arab Spring reached Egypt, and toppledpresident Hosni Mubarak. After the dissolution of the authoritarian regime, sectarianclashes between members of the two largest communities in the country, Muslims andCoptic Christians, exploded. Before the revolution, Egyptian media was used both bythe Muslim and the Christian community to incite hatred towards the other, and thushelped prolong the conflict between them. Media is an important institution in thecivil society, and as can be seen, what stance it takes may have grave consequencesfor the society as a whole, especially in a transition process, which Egypt currentlyfaces. The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether or not the Egyptian print mediapresents a sectarian and polarized view in their discussions of Coptic issues. In orderto conclude that the print media does this, it has to meet these three conditions:present Muslims and Christians as inherently conflicting categories, encourage toviolence or discuss issues that seem unsolvable or disruptive. A second objective ofthe thesis is to discuss the contribution the Egyptian media will be able to provide tothe Egyptian transition process. The study has analyzed three Egyptian newspapers: Al Ahram Online, Daily News Egypt and Egypt Independent and their articles covering Coptic issues throughout 2011 and 2012, in light of the three conditions presented above, to determine whether or not they are sectarian and polarizing, and discuss what contribution they can give to the transition process. The findings of the study are that the discussion of Coptic issues in the three newspapers cannot be considered sectarian and polarizing, because they do not fulfill any of the three conditions. The study also conclude that the Egyptian media will contribute positively to the Egyptian transition process, through their diverse presentation of beliefs, opinions and values, as well as their eagerness to deal with a new set of issues with more freedom than before.