World day for press freedom in Egypt

CNC reporting from Cairo
Added On May 10, 2013

On the occasion of the World Day for Press Freedom (WPFD), a special event organized by UNESCO, took place at the Writer Union in Saladin Citadel in Cairo, capital of Egypt.

According to Nihal Saad Zaghloul, founding member of the anti-women harassment's movement Bisma, many journalists witnessed verbal and physical violations of their daily work in the Cairo streets.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) AYMAN AL-SAADI, Former Counselor of the President of Egypt
"The media do not have a full credibility in both liberal and religious media. The lack of credibility is not only the responsibility of media, but also a consequence of the political content from the leaders who have destroyed the hopes for a new Egypt." 

Talking about the safety of journalists, Abeer al-Saadi, member of the Press Syndicate, pointed out women reporters are facing special harassment and risks.

What's worse, after 80 major cases of violence, the insurances refuse to protect the journalists' lives.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic): ABEER AL SAADI, Member of the Press Syndicate
"We reject any kind of violence against journalists, in the political field. This is responsibility of all, included the President and leading politician of the Muslim Brotherhood. This incites the discontent of the people for the unsolved problems."