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El-Sisi meets media figures on first day of campaigning

Presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi says communication between the presidency, state apparatuses and media is important

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 May 2014
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El-Sisi with media figures (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Presidential hopeful Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi began the first day of campaigning Saturday by meeting a delegation of Egyptian media personnel.

According to his official campaign, the meeting came out of El-Sisi's concern to "communicate with public opinion institutions and icons from the Egyptian media that shape the consciousness of the people."

During the meeting, the ex-minister of defence reportedly listened to the attendees vision for the upcoming phase, including how to face and surmount obstacles on the path to progress, a task that includes a role for the Egyptian media.

"The role of the media in the current phase is a critical one; they [the media] are capable of uniting Egyptians after the massive polarisation that took place in society," said El-Sisi during the meeting.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, El-Sisi underlined the need for communication between the presidency, state institutions and the media in Egypt.

He further called on workers in the media field to "put the interest of the citizen first."

El-Sisi is expected to give his first televised interview ever Monday on Egyptian satellite channels ONTV and CBC.

The only two candidates in Egypt's presidential race, El-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi were given the green light by the Presidential Elections Committee to officially launch their election campaigns Saturday.

Campaigning will take place between 3 and 23 May, while the presidential polls — the first to be held after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July — are scheduled to take place 26-27 May.

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ayman
04-05-2014 11:52am
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The picture is of famous people working in the Egyptian media. So, it is not this picture that represents all Egyptians, but the collage of photos taken over the past few months. Mr. El-Sisi, have been in many meetings before this one with doctors, engineers, scientists, athletes, actors and other factions of the Egyptian public to listen to problems and solutions from these factions on how Egypt can move forward. This is why I will vote for El-Sisi. A leader that listens for solutions from professionals in their field and is willing to apply these solutions regardless of how it benefits him or his group, but according to how much they will benefit the country. That is true humility, and with that virtue comes true greatness. Unlike our previous convict and his gang turned president. Can you imagine an Egypt where there is an effective and efficient ecosystem in place where Egyptian scientists, engineers and doctors, etc. working abroad would like to return to work in?
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Mohammad Bassiony, Maadi
04-05-2014 12:03am
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Egyptian Hero
I respect you and our armed forces; but I will vote for Mr. Sabahee. I care about your safety when you become a president. Stay away from Noor party, its against constitution.
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Aly Sayad, Helwan
03-05-2014 07:18pm
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Vote fo Sabahy
I feel not belong to you and your group in the picture. Mr. Sabahee is a farmer and probabaly will represent all of us. Look to those men with clean cut, western suites and women with long hair and fake smile. Tahya All of Misr.
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Amourah Idris, Aswan
03-05-2014 07:16pm
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Where is me?
I was not invited for this photo. Those women does not represent all Egyptian women. It is silly picture.
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Masry
04-05-2014 06:28pm
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Aren't pictures haram???
Don't your masters ignorantly think pictures are haram? Maybe they would have put a picture of a flower instead of you. Wake up and be part of a new free Egypt .Denounce terrorism and join Egypt denounce the terrorist organization the MB
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Amoon, Beny Sweef
03-05-2014 07:14pm
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First Mistake
Your picture should include farmers leaders and workers, religious clerks, etc. with their traditional garbs to be representative of the Egyptian society. I know you will represent all of us; it is ill chosen group.
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