Members of Parliament start voting on the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution on Thursday- Egypt Today/Hazem abdel-Samad Members of Parliament start voting on the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution on Thursday- Egypt Today/Hazem abdel-Samad

House Speaker warns off communicating with suspicious media

Mon, Mar. 9, 2020
CAIRO – 9 March 2020: Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal, warned on Sunday the parliament members from suspicious channels that call parliamentarians to obtain their statements without revealing the channels’ identities.

He added that, “Representatives have the right to express their opinions, but they must make sure of the authenticity of the media in which their statements are broadcasted."

This came after statement of the parliamentarian, Mostafa Bakry, in which he assured that the website of Mada Masr published an article with fake titles, using fake and edited statements from parliamentarians.

Bakry stated that website published a statement by the representative of the Legislative Affairs Committee who gave a moderate talk, but the title bears another meaning.

He added that the "Mada Masr" website works without a license, and there is an intent from this website to serve known external targets as it is funded from abroad, and previously caused more than one crisis.

The parliamentarian warned against suspicious channels that call the representatives, without mentioning their real name, so you can find some MPs giving speeches to the "Al-Jazeera" and "Mekameleen" channels who serve the interests of the terrorist group, without being aware that they are talking to these channels.

Bakry also accused "Reuters" agency of reproducing news related to Egypt to be compatible with its policy, as well as "BBC".

In this regard, Bakry called on the parliament to take the necessary measures against any site not authorized by law and refer the matter to Parliament’s Culture and Information Committee.
 
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