Thursday, January 26, 2012

The battle For #Maspero in #Jan25

I apologize for my late coverage but between work and uploading tons of photos and videos , I am literally exhausted
By Yahia El Gammal
Hundreds of protesters are having that huge protest in front of Maspero , the iconic building of the Egyptian Radio and Television union “The heart and soul of state owned media” demanding the state media purge as well  the end of the military rule. The protest was big as you could see from the video below.
The numbers were big that some of the protesters managed to hold that “Kazaboon show” on the building in front of Maspero using the protector. “Paprika restaurant building if you are familiar with that area”
Yesterday a group of protesters headed to Maspero but their numbers were not big like tonight.
The traffic was cut for a while but from what I see now on TV it is back.
The protesters managed to post the “Down with military rule” using a projector on the iconic building of Maspero.
People are fed up with their lies and hypocrisy , they are demanding a real media that represent them instead of the regime or whoever rules.

 
By Sandmonkey
Now from what I understood some of the pro-revolution employees in the Nile News and Maspero in general are supporting the protests , in fact they are calling people for a sit in tomorrow at 7 PM. The pro-revolution employees protested tonight and forced the administration of the TV to transfer the protest on air. Now the major channels “Ch.1, Al Masriya and Nile News” transfer from time to time the protest live.

It is not a new movement on the contrary , it has roots since February 11st ,2011. Of course the movement gained a new power last week when the employees of the Nile News protested inside the building demanding the channel to air a documentary they made called “My name is Tahrir” in the anniversary of the revolution  “Despite it did not worth all that fuss”. The protests reached to the minister of information former Lt. General Ahmed Anis. “Who used to head the Morale department in ministry of defense”. It was not only about this documentary to be honest but about freedom of speech and the fact that many people in Maspero can’t tolerate the corruption and that silly position of minister of information.
The statement
Not only the protest made that documentary but now the minister of information has promised the employees of Nile News that the channel will be independent from the ministry’s policies since February 2012. We will see about that.
A group empolyees of ERTVU have raised the bar and issued a statement signed today demanding the cancellation of the ministry fo information and founding the EBC like the BBC in UK among other demands like have regulations for media standards in Egypt and drafting laws for freedom of expression..etc.

Here is a video showing part of the march that headed to Maspero from Tahrir square.
#Maspero : March heading to Maspero to purge media
I will not deny that I am extremely concerned ,extremely worried because I will not deny that Mina Daniel and brothers are in my mind now. I feel that we are walking in a mine field from time to time. Now I fear that someone I know from activists and protesters get killed , I am a human before anything.
Here is a live stream for the protest.
There will be another planned protest tomorrow insh Allah in front of Maspero
Here is a photo slideshow showing party of the protest by Sherif Maged El Din of E-Socialists.

1 comment:

  1. "Now from what I understood some of the pro-revolution employees in the Nile News and Maspero in general are supporting the protests , in fact they are calling people for a sit in tomorrow at 7 PM."

    "A group empolyees of ERTVU have raised the bar and issued a statement signed today demanding the cancellation of the ministry fo information and founding the EBC like the BBC in UK among other demands like have regulations for media standards in Egypt and drafting laws for freedom of expression..etc. "

    No offense, but this is HUGE! Everyone in Egypt should support this by going to protest on Maspero. Freedom cannot be achieved without! It was very courageous from the employees to come out like this.

    The time has come, if people don't protest now the revolutionary employees will eventual be kicked out, put in jail. Revolution, and indeed, whole Arab world could succumb to another ~10-20 years of media dictatorship.

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