The conditional release of the Egyptian academic Ayman Nada
The Egyptian authorities released Dr. Ayman Mansour Nada – head of the Radio and Television Department at the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University – with a “guarantee of his residence,” according to his lawyer.
Lawyer Mohamed Helmy said – in press statements – that Dr. “Nada” arrived at his home after the decision to release him in connection with the case in which he was being pursued and related to the public and malicious publication of false news about the Egyptian media that would disturb public peace and harm the public interest, and insulted the Council. The highest regulation of the media by describing it as tyranny.
Earlier, Amnesty International called on the Egyptian authorities to release Ayman Nada, who has been detained since September 25, after he wrote about corruption at Cairo University and the Media.
The organization said – in a tweet on its Twitter page – “Media professor Ayman Mansour Nada has been unjustly imprisoned since September 25, after he wrote about the corruption of Cairo University and criticized pro-government media figures.”
According to the organization, Nada indicated that he “was pressured to remove one of his articles and apologize to the authority to avoid detention.”
The professor of media at Cairo University had published last March and April a series of articles entitled “Mules Media”, which he devoted to assessing the performance of a number of the authority’s media stars at the present time, and included sharp criticism, which provoked stormy reactions from famous broadcasters close From the system, Nada was transferred to the investigation, and the university suspended him from work.
In his most famous articles, Nada said that the Egyptian media “is a monstrosity whose job it is to be a ride for those who have money and power, or both,” noting that “the media of mules sometimes represents the role of an ambitious donkey that seeks to achieve goals that he is unable to achieve, and he often returns defeated and wounded. “.
In the article, Nada spoke about Karam Jabr, head of the Supreme Media Council, and accused him of failing to use his powers against those who had insulted and slandered him in the past, and described him as “a complete model for mule media officials, the way he performs his job and his performance confirms this, the man is a lion when he speaks and an ostrich.” when the decision is made.
The university professor also published an article entitled “The Time of Ahmed Moussa”, in which he criticized the lack of professionalism in the programs of some media professionals, such as Ahmed Moussa, and the performance of the Egyptian media based on receiving orders and indoctrination, which harms the image of the authority rather than embellishing it, as he described it.