News

Head of Supreme Council for Media Approves the Ban Decision of the 21 News Websites

Head of Supreme Council for Media Approves the Ban Decision of the 21 News Websites

 

Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) Makram Mohamed Ahmed

Makram Mohamed Ahmed announced his support for the decision to ban a number of news websites. He described the decision to block the news websites as “correct”.

Ahmed further added that all sites belonging to terrorist groups should be closed. He announced the formation of a national observatory as part of Supreme Council for Media Organizations to monitor the sites that incite terrorism.

Earlier in April, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decree to establish three new bodies to regulate the work of the media in Egypt.

The three bodies are the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR), National Press Authority (NPA) and the National Media Authority (NMA).

The SCMR has been formed to regulate media and press affairs.

Egyptian authorities blocked on Wednesday 21 news websites on claims of “supporting terrorism”.

The sites that have been banned are accused of publishing content that supports terrorism and propagates lies.

On the top of the list comes independent news platform Madamasr followed by Al Jazeera, Al Sharq, Masr Al Arabia, Arabic 21, Huffington Post Arabic, Horria post, Klmty, Rassd, elshaab among many others.

From Ripped Jeans Ban to Virginity Tests: Egypt's Parliament Most Bizarre Bills
Mada Masr Publishes Content on Social Media Temporarily in Face of News Websites Ban

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Sisi Urges Ethiopia Dam Resolution in Rare Visit to Sudan

Olivia MustafaMarch 7, 2021

Anghami Becomes First Tech Company in Middle East to List on NASDAQ New York

Egyptian StreetsMarch 4, 2021

Saudi Arabia Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination for All Hajj Pilgrims

Egyptian StreetsMarch 3, 2021

Egypt and Sudan Announce Military Cooperation Deal

Egyptian StreetsMarch 2, 2021

New Draft Personal Status Law Sparks Outrage in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 27, 2021

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Issues Call for Video Evidence of Fairmont Gang Rape Case

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Aged 40 or Older? You Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccination This Month

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Ministry Establishes ‘Equal Opportunity Unit’ to Promote Gender Equality and Counter Discrimination

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2021