19 November 2018 10:14 PM

Egypt State Information Service (SIS)

SIS: Foreign Media Correspondents Wrapped up their Coverage with No Single Reference to Any Violation of the Voting Process on the First Day

Monday، 26 March 2018 - 11:46 PM

SIS:  Foreign Media Correspondents Wrapped up their Coverage with No Single Reference to Any Violation of the Voting Process on the First Day

Approximately 680 foreign correspondents ( 540 accredited& resident- 140 visiting) covered the first day of the Egyptian presidential elections . Foreign media coverage came to stand as an unambiguous evidence that foreign correspondents enjoyed complete freedom as regards their access to polling stations to cover the process step by step  and conduct interviews  either with citizens or those in charge of running the voting process inside polls. This has been clearly asserted via all foreign media coverages of the first day and all correspondents reported no obstacle that impeded them from undertaking their mission freely.

All day long, SIS carried out an on-going follow-up of foreign media coverage, and concluded that foreign media outlets opted to portray the voting process within the framework of different media forms, most of which did not include any criticism or remark related to a single violation that marred the voting process whether regarding the procedural level or voters orientations.

Most foreign media outlets kept on asserting that the turnout will be the barometer of the process success and the winning president to be, not the percentage that the winner will get.

However, some foreign media outlets chose once again to go back to the early stages that the electoral process went through since the beginning, namely the announcement made by some contenders to enter the race and then their decision to withdraw. 

 

 

 

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