Egyptian TV staff continue protests for third day

Hundreds of employees working for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union staged their third consecutive day of protests on Wednesday inside the TV Building, demanding the resignation of members of the administration that they say are loyal to the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

They demand the dismissal of Sami al-Sherif, head of the union, because he was a member of the former ruling National Democratic Party, and Abdel Latif al-Menawy, head of the news department, for having “mislead” the people and distorted the image of the 25 January Revolution.

Television director and filmmaker Ayman Abdel Rahman said Major General Ismail Othman, public relations director of the armed forces, visited the protesters on Monday and listened to their demands. However, he told them that al-Sherif would stay in office.

The protesters also demanded the formation of a “Board of Trustees” that represents the views of all national political forces in reshaping the policies of the union.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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