Sources: Presidency gives Egyptian media orders not to cover CBS interview with Sisi

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Two separate media sources within the intelligence-controlled Egyptian Media Group (EMG) say that they have received explicit orders from the presidency’s media office to refrain from covering President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” program on any TV channels, websites or newspapers owned by the media conglomerate.

A source from D Media, another media company owned by Egypt’s General Intelligence Services (GIS), also confirms that similar instructions have been issued to its subsidiary network, DMC.

“60 Minutes,” an American program broadcast by the CBS television network, announced on Thursday that it would air an interview with Sisi on Sunday evening (Monday at 2 am local time in Egypt), describing it as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.”


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