Egyptian Elections: International Media Receives Accolades for Unbiased Reporting



Tue, 12 Dec 2023 - 05:40 GMT


Tue, 12 Dec 2023 - 05:40 GMT

Egypt's State Information Service (SIS) has praised the professional performance of international media correspondents covering the presidential elections in Egypt. These journalists have displayed extensive field activity, diligently fulfilling their duties in covering the Egyptian presidential elections across all governorates for the third consecutive day.

In a statement today, journalist Diaa Roshwan, the head of SIS, commended the Central Operations Room for closely monitoring the work of journalists and providing facilitation to the 528 correspondents representing 110 media institutions, including newspapers, magazines, news agencies, online platforms, and television channels. These journalists hail from 33 countries across various continents.

Roshwan stated that, as of today, the Central Operations Room has received no complaints regarding any obstacles facing these correspondents in carrying out their work across the hundreds of polling stations they have visited, monitoring the election process.

In response to requests from international media correspondents, collective tours were organized for groups of journalists to visit polling stations and observe the voting process in various cities and governorates. The most recent tour, conducted on Sunday, covered polling stations in North Sinai, including El-Arish, Rafah, Bir al-Abd, and Sheikh Zuweid. This tour included 24 correspondents representing 17 American, European, Russian, Chinese, Arab, Japanese, and African media institutions, as well as one media organization from Bangladesh.

Yesterday, another tour covered voting stations in Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia, with 15 correspondents representing 13 media institutions from the United States, Cuba, Britain, Russia, China, Japan, Iraq, Tunisia, Jordan, and Libya.

Today, a visit was organized for 17 foreign correspondents residing in Egypt and holding permits to observe the electoral process. They represent 14 foreign media institutions and visited the headquarters of the National Elections Authority to witness the election process and familiarize themselves with the operations inside the Central Operations Room. The journalists had the opportunity to observe polling stations, engage with their leaders nationwide, and meet with Ahmed Bandary, the executive director of the National Elections Authority. Bandary provided an overview of the authority's structure, function, and the preparations undertaken for the 2024 presidential elections. The journalists also posed questions, which were addressed during the visit.

The correspondents praised the facilitations extended to them, enabling them to fulfill their journalistic and media roles across a wide geographical spectrum.




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