Egypt police raid Iran TV office in Cairo
Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of Iranian television channel, Al-Alam, confiscating its equipment after it was found to be operating without license, a security source said on Monday. The raid was carried out on Sunday and the head of Al-Alams Cairo office, Ahmed Sioufi, was charged with working without an official permit, the source said.
On the Arabic-language channels website, Sioufi confirmed that several members of the police raided the office of Al-Alam in Cairo. He slammed the raid as an attack on freedoms, a means to silence the media, adding that the channel had repeatedly requested an official work permit.
It was the second time the station had been raided. In July 2008, the channel also had its equipment confiscated after it failed to get permission to broadcast from Egypt.
|Because when you think 'freedom of the press', you then think 'Iran'...|
Dozens of journalists, including Al-Alam staff, protested against the move outside the journalists syndicate in Cairo, an AFP photographer said.=
Posted by: Steve White 2012-05-15