Egypt Independent

Deputy PM excludes chief editors from Supreme Press Council

In a move reminiscent of the Mubarak regime, Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Selmy, who recently proposed a controversial constitutional principles document, has excluded some chief editors of independent newspapers from helping to form the Supreme Press Council.

Selmy has already compiled his list of those who will form the council, and the ruling military council endorsed it on Thursday.

It included chief editors of the state-run newspapers, professors of law and mass-communications, public figures, the chief editors of the papers of the Salafi Al-Nour Party and the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, those of the papers of the Al-Wafd, Al-Ahaly and Al-Araby parties, and certain members of the Journalists Syndicate.

Translated from the Arabic Edition