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During an April workshop called “Media Coverage Monitoring and Enhancement during the Democratic Transitional Phase” in Egypt, journalists discussed “the negative and positive aspects of the media coverage during the democratic transformation era…in order to enhance the Egyptian media performance and achieve the principals of neutrality and transparency of the media coverage,” according to a press release on the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights’ website.

The workshop was put together by  the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) and the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, according to All Africa.  Issues discussed  included freedom of expression, press independence from the government, “access to public information,” and ownership of the media.

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According to the EOHR press release, Al Gomhoria newspaper’s editor-in-chief Maga Moris explained that journalists have had problems “for many years” getting information from the government, and Al Shorouk editor-in-chief Emad Al Din Hussein said that ownership issues in Egypt’s media haven’t changed despite the change in the government last year.

Hat Tip: All Africa

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