Freedoms Condemns SPC over Al-Badil Newspaper
|Friday, December 22,2006 00:00|
The freedoms committee in the Egyptian Press Syndicate condemned the decision of the Supreme Press Council (SPC) of denying a license to issue a daily newspaper called ‘Al-Badil’ (the substitute) that expresses a broad movement of the Egyptian Left, although all conditions for issuing it are available, while newspapers are issued in other democratic states without waiting for any approval from the ruling regime.
The freedoms committee attributed this decision to the consequences of the despotic rule that dominates and controls the Egyptians through the emergency law.
It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Press Council is the government body concerned with approving publishing newspapers, magazines and paper prints like the Political Parties committee which is notoriously dubbed the Parties Refusal committee.