22 January 2013

Egypt: Ambassador Zayed: New Sis Cadres Should Be Appointed

Ambassador Mohammad Badr al-Din Zayed, the Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) said on Monday 21/1/2013 that SIS like any other government agency has upside-down employment pyramid, adding that SIS need to push new blood via appointing new cadres.

Zayed's remarks came during a meeting organized by the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs to discuss the role of Egyptian media and press bureaus abroad.

Zayed reviewed the planes which he made to support the role of the SIS on the media level, in addition to the role of the media bureaus abroad and the ways of communication with foreign journalists in Cairo.

Zayed pointed out that the SIS is publishing a periodical Journal to be distributed to Egyptian embassies, which in turn will distribute it to the Egyptians abroad.

Regarding the role of SIS in the coming elections, Zayed said that the SIS will work to facilitate the work of foreign correspondents in the elections, adding that preventing these reporters from entering will have bad results.

Zayed said that the SIS will also help the Supreme Committee for Elections, but without being part in the political competition between the parties, pointing out that he presented a vision to the Supreme Commission for Elections in this regard.

Zayed added that his mission is to build the state media only, stressing that he is working on re-drafting the SIS in order to become an independent professional body.

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