‘Egypt state TV anchor resigns’

Posted: February 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

CAIRO (Ma’an) — An Egyptian news anchor has resigned from state television after 20 years for what she said was a “lack of ethical standards” in its coverage of Egypt’s mass protests, news reports said.

Soha El-Nakash told Reuters she presented five programs for state news channel Nile News on Jan 26, the second day of the protests, and was dismayed the streets of Cairo were portrayed as calm when in fact thousands of people were demonstrating.

“I have decided I will not go back again,” she was quoted as saying Tuesday. “I left because the state TV coverage of the protests lacked the minimum level of ethical standards.

“During my breaks, I went to join my colleagues who were gathered around TV screens watching other news channels and we all saw ongoing violent mass protests rallying across Egypt,” she said.

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