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Dozens of Islamists protest demanding purge of Egypt's media

Islamists gather again at media complex on outskirts of Cairo to protest 'media bias'

Ahram Online, Friday 29 Mar 2013
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On Friday, dozens of Islamist protesters gathered at Egyptian Media Production City, a media complex on the outskirts of Cairo, to once again demand the "purging of biased Egyptian media."

A number of security vehicles were deployed around the complex.

At a similar protest on Monday, several media figures were assaulted by protesters at the entrance to the area.

The Monday protest were initially called for by several Islamist groups on Saturday due to what they described as biased coverage of the clashes at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo's Mokattam district on Friday 22 March.

Around 200 people were injured in nationwide clashes last Friday between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In December, following an appeal by influential Salafist politician Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi staged an almost week-long sit-in outside the media complex to demand a "purge" of media elements "who are misleading the public and inciting violence."

Most private Egyptian television and radio stations air their programmes from the complex in Sixth October City, a satellite city on the outskirts of Cairo.

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Ansari
30-03-2013 07:28am
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Dozens of Islamists protest demanding purge of Egypt's media
I think it is a very good idea to purge Egypt's media. In Mubarak's time this media was buttering up Mubarak and his cohorts. Now when Mubarak is gone this unruly media became out of its mind. This media should be leashed immediately. The media is causing havoc in Egypt protests. If the protests are not covered in the media the protests will die down. Meaning media is helping unnecessary and damaging protests.
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Tammy
30-03-2013 01:29am
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Media is NOT biased!!
the media is NOT biased!! the media is reporting the truth as it happens with no bias..the islamists are the ones making themselves look bad by their own actions not because of the media!! and if the media is so biased as they claim then why is the media also reporting on the opposition and activists?? these islamists need to look to themselves & their own actions & behaviors to see what the "so called" baised opinions about them are coming from & stop blaming others for making them look bad..
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