MP Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Deputy Head of Nation’s Future party emphasized on Wednesday that media industry has become a “national security”.
This came during parliament’s culture and media’s committee meeting to discuss three briefing requests submitted by MP Gamal Kosh regarding launching global news TV channel, working of unqualified media personnel in the field and the government’s plan to confront daily incitement videos.
Abou El-Enein stressed that media has a key role in building or destroying countries, pointing out that addressing this issue will depend on the development plans and the available capabilities.
Deputy Head of Nation’s Future party added that the Egyptian state’s enemies contracted with media agencies to promote false information and rumours through various media outlets including social media platforms, aiming at disturbing the public order and security.
“Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has travelled the whole world to correct the wrong concepts,” Abou El-Enein said, adding that the Egyptian president also called on state-owned media outlets to expand their presence in both Arabic and English languages.
He added that the official Egyptian media was like a school for all media professionals, and it enjoys huge potentials that have not been used so far.
Moreover, Abou El-Enein underlined the need to achieve media renaissance, and to pay more attention to national issues that meet the supreme interest of the Egyptian state.