23 January 2013

Egypt: Information Minister - Morsi Keen On Scrapping Imprisonment in Publishing Cases

Minister of Information Salah Abdel Maksoud said President Mohamed Morsi is keen on abolishing imprisonment in publishing cases.

In a keynote speech during a symposium held at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Abdel Maksoud said that steps are being taken to free state-owned media and turn it into "a people-owned media".

The new constitution grants media outlets several gains, he said, citing the right to issue newspapers upon notification and the law of establishing the National Council for Media.

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