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Egypt's Constituent Assembly spokesman criticises articles on press freedoms

The spokesman of the body tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution criticises articles concerned with press and media freedoms

Ahram Online, Thursday 16 Aug 2012
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Wahid Abdel-Meguid, official spokesman of the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting Egypt's new constitution, lambasted Thursday articles of the draft constitution concerned with press freedom and media rights.

Abdel-Meguid explained in a memorandum handed to the assembly that the article concerning the independence of national press organisations and television did not define what is meant by independence, and so must be re-written.

Amr Darrag, secretary-general of the Constituent Assembly, affirmed in a statement Tuesday on IkhwanWeb, the official Muslim Brotherhood website, that all committees have finished reviewing proposals and that by the end of the week the constitution would be drafted.

Suggestions would be referred to the Drafting Committee this weekend and then submitted to a general Constituent Assembly meeting for final selection, Darrag added.

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