Egypt: Information Minister Calls On TV Staff to Be Objective

Information Minister Salah Abdel-Maqsoud called on all staff of the Egyptian television to be objective and show the opposing opinions to improve the message of media.

Speaking to state-run Nile News channel Sunday, Abdel-Maqsoud warned against any bid to run counter to the ethics of the media. "Only those who violate rules will be excluded. This is a clear message," he said.

The minister dismissed reports saying he has blacklisted some media people and officials who are working at the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU).

The former regime was always defaming the image of the Islamists over 60 years, he added.

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