News

Fines up to EGP 200,000 on Media outlets for Every Single ‘Offensive Word’

Fines up to EGP 200,000 on Media outlets for Every Single ‘Offensive Word’

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

Egypt’s Supreme Media Council has approved on Wednesday a new bill to impose an EGP 200,000 fine on TV channels, and EGP 100,000 fine on radio stations for each offensive word used in any of these outlets.

Citizens who report cases will get 10 percent of the fine money.

The licenses for these outlets will be terminated in case the usage of offensive words is repeated and if they haven’t paid fines in the time span of six months. They will have to apply for new licenses.

In press statements, Gamal Shawky, head of the complaints committee in the council, said these fines will be imposed as of 15 June.

The council has also approved an ethical code to be imposed on Media workers. This code will be used by media workers when they tackle Arab tensions and conflicts.

Supreme Media Council was ratified by the Parliament in 2016, it gave the power to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to appoint the chairman. The members are also appointed by Al-Sisi based on nominations from Parliament and other bodies.

The council has the power to give and revoke licenses. It is also authorized to fine and suspend publications and broadcasters.

International Labor Organisation Blacklists Egypt Again
Raising children in a Gated Compound Vs a Dynamic City

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Uber Plans to Takes Over Middle-Eastern Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Nour EltiganiMarch 24, 2019

Singer Sherine Banned from Performing After Freedom of Speech Comments

Egyptian StreetsMarch 24, 2019

ISIS Loses Its Last Territory, Yet the Region Looks More Dysfunctional

Mirna AbdulaalMarch 23, 2019

Egyptian Teenager’s Actions Save Schoolchildren from Italy Bus Attack

Egyptian StreetsMarch 22, 2019

Trump: Time for US to Recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Egyptian StreetsMarch 21, 2019

Al Aswany Embroiled in Military Lawsuit for Criticism on State

Egyptian StreetsMarch 21, 2019

Egyptian Parliament Agrees to Law that Protects Your Personal Data

Nour EltiganiMarch 19, 2019

Egypt named Africa’s “Hottest Tech Scene” by Business Insider

Egyptian StreetsMarch 18, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.