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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Supreme Media Council needs to backtrack on reporting Ibrahim Eissa

The Supreme Media Council needs to pull back from its decision demand the Prosecutor General open an investigation into journalist Ibrahim Eissa, Al Masry Al Youm’s Hamdy Rizk writes. Council head Mohamed Makram Ahmed should have, at most, reported Eissa to the Press Syndicate’s board, rather than taking action that seeks to encourage the return of a “long gone” era of repression. Meanwhile, Mohamed Abdel Hafiz takes to the pages of Al Shorouk to stress that Ibrahim Eissa is but one voice and silencing him will not solve Egypt’s bigger problems. If anything, Eissa’s critical voice is a point of strength for the nation and will help keep us on course during this transitional period, Abdel Hafiz argues. Former Press Syndicate chairman Yehia Qallash also condemned the move to investigate the suspendered-one, Al Mal reports.

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