SCAF to hold media forum in June
MENA, Saturday 28 May 2011
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will hold a forum 5 June to discuss the Egyptian media with various political forces


The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has decided to hold a forum 5 June to discuss the Egyptian media with the country's various political forces.

The event will be attended by a host of prominent media figures and intellectuals to agree on the principles the media should abide by in post-revolution Egypt.

Reform of the media and guarantees of freedom of speech was one of the demands of the demonstrations of 27 May, the "Second Day of Rage".

The ruling military council has invited all political movements and parties to attend the media forum.

State-run media has been frequently criticised for lacking credibility and impartiality since the January 25 Revolution, as all government papers and TV channels tried to defame and downplay the uprising, which eventually brought down former president Hosni Mubarak.

Most of the state-run media still lack objectivity and professionalism, many believe.

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