Egypt State Information Service (SIS)
Foreign Correspondents Completed Media Coverage of the First Day of Presidential Elections Reporting No Complaints
Monday، 26 March 2018 - 11:00 PM
As the first day of presidential elections wrapped up, staff of the SIS International operations' room continued their direct communication with resident and visiting foreign correspondents to follow up their media coverage since voting started at 9 AM .
During the period extending from 6 PM till polls close at 9 PM in a number of governorates, staff of the SIS operations' room communicated with the representatives of 72 media outlets, out of which 50 are accredited resident correspondents, and no complaints have been received. In addition, staff of the operations' room communicated with visiting correspondents representing 22 media outlets who reported no complaints or hurdles during their media coverage.
On the other hand, Chairman of SIS, Mr Diaa Rashwan, received in his office in the headquarters of the operations' room a number of resident and visiting correspondents who were unable to get permits to cover the elections. Henceforth, instant contacts have been made with the National Elections Authority and permits were issued to a number of 16 correspondents .
SIS operations' room works around- the-clock and keeps on all communication channels open with all resident and visiting correspondents who have been officially approved to cover the presidential elections, totaling 680, with the aim of solving all problems that may encounter them during their media coverage, as well as responding to all their inquiries via the hotline 16149.