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El-Sisi praises Egyptian media's 'understanding', defends protest law

Egyptian president said the controversial protest law is derived from western laws

Ahram Online, Saturday 1 Nov 2014
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi waits for a meeting with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (Photo AP)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised local media for showing "understanding" while covering domestic events, and in a separate statement praised the controversial law that restricts protests.

"Most of the Egyptian media has become more understanding and become more aware of the responsibility placed on them," El-Sisi said in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) published on Saturday, adding that he hopes this understanding grows.

The chief editors of major Egyptian public and private newspapers declared last week their confidence in the country's institutions.

In the wake of two militant attacks in Sinai that a day earlier had claimed the lives of 31 soldiers, the editors, said they would stop publishing "statements undermining state institutions."

In a Saturday meeting with Gianni Pittella, chairman of the European Parliment's Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, El-Sisi said the protest law is "derived from western laws."

He added that western countries should familiarise themselves with the law instead of only listening to its critics.

The president said that protesting is a right for all citizens who want to express their opinions in a peaceful manner within the confines of the law.  

El-Sisi added that this "phenomenon" of protests shouldn't be left to turn into violence, disrupt the country's march forward and sabotage public and private property.

The protest law, issued in November 2013, has been criticised by a number of human rights organisations as well as by Egyptian opposition activists. Under the law, organisers of protests must obtain the prior authorisation of the police before holding their demonstration. 

Hundreds of Islamists and secular protesters have been imprisoned for violating the provisions of the law.

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Noura Omar
02-11-2014 11:19pm
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If Sissi were to study at an American University, his acum score average would be an absolute F
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Allen
01-11-2014 09:01pm
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A great smile.
From a great President. He is one of the few glimpses of hope for Egypt's future.
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Allen
03-11-2014 02:41am
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NGO no offense to what ever office you are referring to in Egypt.
But I don't believe in running for a demotion. Saying something nice about Egypt hard as it may be given the times does not warrant sarcasm. It warrants emulating on positives. Something some Egyptians lack. A wise man once told me it does not cost anything to compliment.... Yet most people are cheap with their compliments.
Russell
03-11-2014 12:08am
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"Allen"
"Allen" - do you do tricks as well? or do you just spew drivel on command?
NEO
01-11-2014 11:20pm
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Are you running for office in Egypt?
Allen, I used to enjoy your insightful comments, what's up! are you running for office in Egypt?
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Sobia
01-11-2014 08:24pm
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A controlled Media
This is a confirmation from Gen CC that Egyptian is under control now and why not if media house become commercial house.In fact Egyptian media houses not media house but are Business houses owned and run by business tycoons.They only care for their business and commercial interests, they don't care it controled by Mubarak or CC.Egyptian media houses are a stain on the name of independent media.very shame full
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Khan
01-11-2014 08:12pm
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Ha haaaa
Sisi bribing media and controling media ...dictator ship is finishing all over the world .
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
01-11-2014 08:11pm
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Egypt...
..VERY...VERY WELL SAID MR. PRESIDENT. YES THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH CORRUPTED HEARTS AND SOLES...AND ALSO THE FANATIC...RADICAL...RETARDS. BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY MR.PRESIDENT....MAY GOD BLESS OUR EGYPT.
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Khaled
01-11-2014 07:41pm
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"Understanding"
So finally if confirm that Egyptian so called media is how "independent","impartial" and free. Media must admit that they now just a office mouthpiece of Gen CC & its Junta.Media is hiding the truth and only telling the lies of Egyptian junt.They must remember,sooner or later they wille be held accountable equally for the crimes and respresion of the Gen CC and its junta.
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