Jun 24, 2014

Media briefs: paying in cents … Vice selling out?… bad puns …

Vice Media is refusing to confirm or deny that it is in talks with three different potential suitors. And other media tidbits of the day...

Journalists free to report in Egypt, says Egyptian government. The Egyptian Foreign Ministery has defended its controversial jailing of Australian journalist Peter Greste and three other foreign nationals, along with several Egyptians. In a statement to be given to foreign governments, the ministry says foreign journalists are free to report in Egypt as long as they obey the country’s laws:

“It is important to note that more than 1,200 accredited correspondents representing more than 290 foreign media outlets are currently operating freely in Egypt, including news agencies, newspapers, television stations, and radio stations. They are covering events in Egypt with no restrictions, as long as they do so within the framework of the laws of the country.”

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  1. Yclept

    Maybe the statement should say that journalists are free to report as long as they don’t work for Al-Jazeera.

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