Head of the Press Syndicate Abdul Mohsen Salama- File photo
CAIRO – 14 June 2017: Outlawed Muslim Brotherhood-linked media outlets infiltrated the Press Syndicate sit-in currently being held to protest the preliminary decision to hand over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia, according to the Head of the Press Syndicate Abdul Mohsen Salama.
Salam said in a statement issued Tuesday that suspicious Brotherhood-linked media outlets broadcasted the journalists sit-in which began today at the syndicate’s headquarters in Cairo, adding that their actions “endanger the unity of journalists and put the profession of journalism as a whole at risk.”
“The Press Syndicate will conduct investigations into the penetration of the Qatar and Turkey-based Muslim Brotherhood-linked media into the sit-in,” Salam added.
He moreover called on journalists to rebuff intrusions from anyone who has no connection to the press profession, confirming that the syndicate is no place for activists or the Muslim Brotherhood.
A group of journalists staged a sit-in on Tuesday protesting parliament’s preliminary decision to hand over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.