The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces today the assault on the staff of “Egypt 25” by unknown people during performing their job and media covering the Friday of dignity in Tahrir square, held them and ban them from continuing the live broadcast from Tahrir and confiscation of their equipments.
The correspondent “Ahmed Abdualeem” was surprised during the media-coverage of the demonstration on last Friday, when unknown person, his voice appears live, demanded from the staff of the channel to show their identities and forced them to shutdown the camera in addition to stop broadcasting, as he said “it is banned fro Egypt 25 channel which belongs to MB to broadcast from Tharir”, without having any capacity to do that. Then he and who were with him, held the staff and confiscated their equipments before they give it back to them after paying an amount of “3500 EGP about “650 USD” according to the correspondent of the channel.
ANHRI expressed its severe disturbance to the persistent of involving the media-outlets in the political conflicts that are going on between the various forces and repeating the assaults on the media-professionals and satellite channels during performing their job. As the media-outlets must work freely and independently, in a secure climate, without any control from the opposition or the authorities.
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