To protests against what they term “the Egyptian misleading media”, the Women for Reforming the Media group organized
To protests against what they term “the Egyptian misleading media”, the Women for Reforming the Media group organized a march Sunday afternoon to head from Omar Makram mosque in Tahrir Square in Cairo to the State Radio and TV building in Maspero. The building, for them stands for the official media.
The group issued a statement which declared:
“We, the Egyptian women, believe that the media is an institution which is set to play a major role in the establishment of a healthy democracy. In Egypt, however, we see that the media has been playing a totally different role. Contrary to its role in objectively presenting various perspectives, the media has been highlighting exclusively one-sided viewpoints, and attempting to deliver them to the people in every possible way, even through misleading articles, or even rumours and lies.
“Our main goal,” the statement mentioned, “is to reform the official media in order that it may become a people’s media, reflecting its ownership by the people. The media ought to change its old-fashion style, especially since official declarations to the effect of turning the media into an independent authority did not materialise.”
“The demonstration,” a spokeswoman said, “is to denounce the official media’s stances, to protest against the fierce campaign be some private satellite channels to insult the Revolution and its aftermath, as well as the efforts of religious channels that work to undermine national unity. The success of our Revolution begins with reforming the media.”