The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights and the Arab Network for Human Rights Information will hold a joint press conference next Thursday

August 23rd, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) and the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) will issue the first report on “Observation of Media Performance during the Transitional Phase” next Thursday. The report covers the period from July 10, 2011 to July 31, 2011. On August 25, 2011, 12 pm, the report will be shown in a press conference held at the premises of ANHRI.

The report shows results of observing some media channels like newspapers including Al Ahram, Al Akhbar, Al Masri Al Youm, Al Shorouk and Al Wafd. The report included observation of the websites of Al Youm Sabea, Masrawi, Al Badel and Al Ahram Gate in addition to talk show programs like Baladna Belmasri on “On TV channel” and Al Ashera Masa on “Dream channel”.

EOHR observes the media coverage in connection with politics and elections. In addition, the Arab Network observes what is related to judiciary and the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. So, the two partners are covering the media performance in connection with the most important pillars of the foreseen state that started by the revolution and will be completed with the elections.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, emphasized that media plays such a very important role in forming a unified public opinion on a specific issue, in addition to spreading awareness among the wide range of people. Media reflects the real situation of all people and that means the observation of media in this democratic transformation phase is very significant. The Egyptian political powers agree on the importance of media neutrality after the Egyptian revolution. Media must not be used for promoting specific political powers instead of others, during the democratic reform period.

 

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