|The only images known about Egypt in the western mind are of magic and Pharaohs|
Westerners have zero interest in wanting to know about pretty much anything that's not pyramids and Pharaohs related. They have zero interest in today's Egyptians, including yourself.
They don't care that Egypt also has an Arab and Islamic heritage in addition to its ancient Pharaonic cizilization, or that it has been an Arab and Muslim land for the past 1400 years, or that it is a post-colony which fought fiercely against the French and the British colonization efforts, and today against other forms of oppression.
The western media doesn't cover stories on Egypt but every once in a while you will see tons of stories on major news outlets about finding an Egyptian king's head in Cairo, and Will Smith posing with the Sphinx to promote tourism everywhere on the internet.
They might wake up and cover the electoral processes some but their reporting will be very reserved and won't touch on any serious issues because they don't want to upset their governments which support the Egyptian military regime with money and weapons.