Source: Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is worried by the last night’s threat by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to use the state of emergency law against all journalists “threatening social peace.” It followed a raid earlier in the day on Al-Jazeera’s Egyptian affiliate, Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt, as part of an announced operation to check the licences of 16 satellite TV stations. […]
The raid on Al-Jazeera Mubasher Egypt’s Cairo headquarters was carried by culture ministry and public broadcasting agency personnel and members of the security services. . After examining the station’s official papers, they seized its mobile broadcasting equipment and arrested a technician, Ahmed Al-Banna, who was taken to the nearest district police station.
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