Satellite Dishes in Cairo - File Photo
CAIRO - 16 July 2017: The leading market research firm Ipsos's Cairo office was closed due to workplace health and safety violations, Reuters quoted a Manpower Ministry decree dated June 20.
The decree was made public by local media late on Saturday. The spokesman confirmed its authenticity to the UK news agency. He said Cairo local authorities had not yet carried out the order.
Last month, a number of satellite channels and companies have filed a complaint against IPSOS, the French market research and public opinion research company, in the Authority of Protection of Competition and Monopolistic Practices Prevention.
Grievant companies accused IPSOS of misleading public opinion by manipulating viewership rates and demanded that the authority transfer the complaint to public prosecution.
The complaint document stated that the company did not implement the correct criteria in its polls, groundlessly favoring certain channels over others. The complaining companies ended their contracts with the company in 2014.
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