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TV anchor Azza el Henawy referred to urgent court due to slandering the state

Tuesday 22/May/2018 - 11:48 AM
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Hassanein Tayea
Counselor Feryal Kotb، head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA) ordered the referral of TV anchor Azza el Henawy to an urgent disciplinary court on charges of slandering the media policy of the state، spreading false news about media key figures and insulting the state’s political leadership on her personal account on Facebook.

The Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA) received a communication from the chairman of the National Media Authority against Azza Henawy، accusing her of making a 36-minute phone call with a TV channel known for its antagonism to Egypt، during which she have crossed the line and sharply criticized the state's media policy and thus agitating public opinion after expressed her personal opinions in her talk show، aired on a state-owned channel.

She is also accused of hurling insults to the country's political leadership via her involvement in posting blogs and videos on the websites of Aljazeera and Muslim Brotherhood-oriented Al Sharq channels، the spokesman added.

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