Egyptian journalist quits state TVBy IANS
Friday, February 4, 2011
CAIRO - A woman journalist has quit her job with Egypt’s state-run Nile TV saying that she did not want to be part of their “propaganda machine”.
Nile TV anchorwoman Shahira Amin told the BBC: “We were not allowed to report on what was happening in Tahrir Square.”
“I spent the whole day yesterday (Thursday) at Nile TV and we were just covering the pro-Mubarak rallies, which I thought was ridiculous. I don’t want to be part of their propaganda machine. You know, when the system doesn’t suit you just walk out.”
There has been a political upheaval in Egypt to seek the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak who has been in power for the past 30 years. Anti-Mubarak protesters have congregated at Tahrir square in downtown Cairo and they have refused to budge despite attacks on them.
The protests entered the 11th day Friday.