28 September 2020 01:57 PM

Egypt State Information Service (SIS)

Press Release

Sunday، 24 May 2020 - 12:04 AM

Journalist Diaa Rashawn, Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS), met on Saturday evening, 23/5/2020, with Mr. Sudarsan Raghavan, Cairo Bureau Chief for “The Washington Post” newspaper, at the headquarters of the State Information Service, where Chairman Rashwan briefed him on the professional misconduct, disinformation and misinformation contained in his recent reports on Egypt, in violation of both the well-established rules of the press profession, by relying on anonymous sources, as well as outsourcing of individuals and entities; and the guidelines of the work of foreign correspondents in accordance with the accreditation granted to him, necessitating the faithful reproduction and reasonable verification of the reality in Egypt, resorting to direct sources of information, promoting respect for the views of all relevant stakeholders, avoiding negativity bias to mere unsubstantiated allegations, as illustrated in many of Mr. Raghavan’s recent reports on Egypt.

 Mr. Rashwan, SIS Chairman, handed Mr. Raghavan a copy of the letter sent to the Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Post detailing the journalistic violations by its Cairo-based reporter who was issued a warning that in the event that such professional violations and defaming and groundless press coverage of Egypt persist, appropriate measures permitted by both the law in Egypt and the rules of many countries worldwide shall be taken against him.

 Mr. Rashwan, also met with Declan Walsh, Cairo Bureau Chief for the “The New York Times”, who was alerted to the occurrence of numerous professional violations in some of his recent reports. Noteworthy, the chairman of the State Information Service has issued a warning to the American newspaper's bureau chief last month.

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