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

Cairo Rain Causes Chaotic Traffic, Power Outages

Egyptian StreetsOctober 22, 2019

UK Lifts Restrictions on Flights to Sharm El-Sheikh After 4-Year Ban

Egyptian StreetsOctober 22, 2019

Egypt’s Largest Metro Station in the Middle East to Be Inaugurated on Sunday

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2019

Egypt’s Pope Tawadros Opens Coptic Orthodox Church in Belgium

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2019

Stormy Lebanon Protests Triggered by Tax Decisions and Austerity Measures

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2019

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Shares War Memories in Rare Appearance

Egyptian StreetsOctober 15, 2019

New IMF Chief Hails Egypt’s Economic Reforms

Egyptian StreetsOctober 15, 2019

Uncontrollable Wild Fires in Lebanon Force Residents to Leave their Homes

Egyptian StreetsOctober 15, 2019