Osama Heikal reveals the features of his plan to reform the media: excluding those who are not


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Monday 24 August 2020

Osama Heikal, Minister of State for Information, revealed the features of the comprehensive plan and vision for reforming the media system in Egypt, which he presented to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The Minister of Information, during his interview with the journalist Osama Kamal, on the program “90 Minutes” broadcast on the channel Al-Mehwar, stated that the vision included the axes of treating the media system in Egypt, including the necessity to exclude non-specialists from the profession of journalism and media, because it is a profession that has rules and foundations and must And to be managed by professionals.

He commented on some citizens’ criticism of the media scene, saying: “People have a right to be upset by the media,” stressing the need for there to be a difference in media content in order to achieve competition.

Osama Heikal, Minister of State for Information, said that one of his specializations is to create a media capable of facing crises, explaining that dealing with crises passes through 3 stages, which are before, with and after the crisis.

He stressed that the state dealt professionally in the face of past torrents, as well as in the face of the Corona crisis, as a special committee was formed to manage the crisis, which was taking decisions within the framework of protecting the citizen and the economy.

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