Egypt journos decry media crackdown

2010-10-04 21:54

Cairo - Egypt's Journalists' Union has accused the government of cracking down on the press after the closing of two popular talk shows ahead of parliamentary elections.

The statement received by The Associated Press on Monday said the two talk shows had been shut down for political reasons because of the sensitive legislative elections set for the end of November.

Mohammed Abdel Qudous, the head of the union's freedoms committee, said other shows had been told to tone down as well.

Egyptian authorities, however, maintain the closures were for financial not political reasons.

Egypt's media scene has seen an explosion of privately owned TV networks and programmes in the past five years that have increasingly pushed government boundaries discussing politics.

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa  |  media

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The full moon is in your sign emphasising your fast and innovative mind. Your nervous system may take strain if you are juggling...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.