Egypt adopts controversial media law to

Egypt adopts controversial media law to

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The Egyptian parliament Monday passed a law that allows a controversial mediacommissie is established.

The commission will establish rules where media organizations are required to follow and the organizations check and sue that violate these rules. The chairman of the commission shall be selected by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

There is much criticism of the law from human rights organisations. Who found that the already strained for freedom of the press in Egypt still further curtailed. The commission will, among other things, the possibility of publications or broadcasts to prohibit.

According to the Egyptian government, the commission ensures the fair competition between different media. Also, would neutrality, independence and journalistic ethics by the commission to be ensured.

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