SCMR says live streaming violent videos should stop



Thu, 23 Jun 2022 - 11:33 GMT


Thu, 23 Jun 2022 - 11:33 GMT

CAIRO – 23 June 2022:  The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) said, Tuesday that live streaming videos showing incidents of violence and murder should stop.

This call comes after the brutal murder of a Mansoura University student on Monday.

In a statement released on Thursday, SCMR Chairman Karam Gabr said he agreed with Chairman of the National Press Authority (NPA) Abdel Sadek el Shorbagy to hold an urgent meeting with editors in chief of newspapers and news sites to develop a unified media strategy on how to deal with similar incidents.

The SCMR stated that it would communicate with the administration of Facebook to immediately remove such appalling videos.

The council appealed to all mass media outlets to adopt campaigns for raising awareness among citizens to spread good human values and avoid incitement.

Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy on Wednesday referred the defendant accused of murdering Nayera Ashraf, a female student at Mansoura University, to the criminal court on charges of murder.

Prosecution investigations showed that the defendant, named Mohamed Adel, followed Nayera and stabbed her multiple times to death using a knife outside the university after refusing his marriage proposal was several times.

In its statement, The Public Prosecution, confirmed its firm response to various forms of violent crime, especially those against women and youth.

The Public Prosecution also warned against compromising the evidence and the circumstances of the facts in which investigations are conducted or contacting their parties, whether in Nayera’s murder case incident or in others.

The statement noted that the prosecution has listened to several testimonials from Nayera’s friends, workers in the university and from workers in the bus which the murderer used to follow Nayera during her way to the university every day.





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