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Arab Partnership-supported roundtable on strengthening media in Egypt

The Arab Partnership team from the British Embassy attended a discussion on "professionalism of media after June 30th events" organised by the Media Diversity Institute in cooperation with Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

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Media professionalism

On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 The Arab Partnership team from the British Embassy attended a discussion on “professionalism of media after June 30th events”. The roundtable was organised by the Media Diversity Institute in cooperation with Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. The roundtable, which was funded by the UK Arab Partnership Programme, evaluated the performance of the Egyptian media following the events of 30 June 2013, in light of the challenging political environment. The discussion concluded with the formulation of a statement on the issue. The roundtable was attended by media specialists, academics, human rights activists, and political parties advocate freedom of the media. This project is part of the Arab Partnership’s work to support citizens’ participation in Egypt through better media and civil society interaction. Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democratic systems and also vital to generate the ideas and debates necessary for innovation and development.

The roundtable discussion is one of the activities of Media project funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office within the framework of the Arab Partnership Programme. the Arab Partnership Programme is the UK’s strategic response to the Arab Spring and is part of UK support to the people of Egypt and the MENA region as they move towards a more open and democratic political systems.

Published 20 March 2014