Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a 27-page report entitled “President Sisi’s puppets” showing how leading pro-government TV anchors and state-controlled media in Egypt are used to launch and then amplify smear campaigns against the few journalists still critical of the government.
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TV presenter Hala Fahmy and journalist Safaa al-Korbagy, two outspoken critics of senior management at the National Broadcasting Authority, appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in recent days, according to their lawyers.
Egypt’s state television workers are protesting over the failure of employers to pay their bonuses over several years, bringing into focus the financial problems facing state media in the country.
Dozens of state media workers have been subjected to an internal investigation and punitive measures over the past week amid ongoing demonstrations to protest working conditions, low wages and years of overdue bonus payments.
A “sovereign” government entity has intervened in protests for overdue wage payments held by state media workers at the Maspero building in downtown Cairo, according to Khaled al-Sobky, the head of the union committee for economic sector workers at the National Broadcasting Authority.
Thousands of state media workers joined a third consecutive day of demonstrations on Tuesday at the Maspero building, the headquarters of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, to protest working conditions, low wages and years of overdue bonus payments.
Dozens of Egyptian journalists who have applied for membership in their professional union have been rejected without a reason, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported.
The number of journalists jailed around the world hit a new record in 2021, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday, with Egypt coming in as the third biggest jailer of media workers in the world.
Two men accused of selling the archives of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper to Israel have been referred to the Egyptian prosecution, a journalists’ syndicate member said Thursday.