Youth standing in a queue at a polling place in Egypt. April 21, 2019. Egypt Today/Hossam Atef
CAIRO - 22 April 2019: "The Supreme Council for Media Regulation's Chamber of Operations did not receive any complaints from media covering the second day of the referendum on the constitutional amendments," said Secretary General of the SCMR Ahmed Salim Monday.
Salim added that the chamber continues to monitor the commitment of press institutions, media outlets and websites to the rules of media coverage in accordance with the decision of the National Elections Commission.
Salim noted that the international mission following up the referendum, which consists of 69 membersand includes 4 international and local organizations, monitored the high participation rates on the second day of the referendum on the constitutional amendments.
The referendum on Egyptian constitutional amendments received media attention worldwide, including the broadcast and publication of thousands of news and video reports in thousands of newspapers, television channels and websites acrossthe world.
SIS also noted that 549 foreign media correspondents submitted requests for coverage permits, where the National Election Authority granted permits to 548 correspondents, while the organizations that received permits includeReuters, AFP and the Associated Press and newspapers like The Washington Post, The New York Times, Le Monde and The Times of London.
Media outlets covered the voteinside and outside the premises of the polling stations and conducted hundreds of interviews with voters, officials, judges, opposition figures and others in about 13,919 electoral subcommittees in 10,878 polling centers and 368 general committees.
All correspondents were enabled to practice their profession and facilities were made available to give them access to everything related to the referendum.