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World

Web Desk
June 19, 2019

'Sent from a Samsung device': Embarrassment for TV channel as anchor reads Morsi report

World

Web Desk
Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Former Egypt  president Mohamed Morsi died on Sunday at a hospital after collapsing  at a court. He died years after being overthrown by his defence minister and now president of the country Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Sisi, has waged an ongoing crackdown that has seen thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed and hundreds facing death sentences.

Reports have surfaced that a  government  official whatsapped news of Morsi's death to media houses across the country.

According to a foreign  journalist  "Virtually all newspapers in Egypt ran the same 42-word story on the death of Mohammed Morsi. It was WhatsApped to news editors by a govt official".

An Arabic language TV channel had to face embarrass when its anchor  while reading from a teleprompter ended her report :"Sent from a  Samsung device". 

The  video has gone viral on the internet, with people  questioning freedom of press in Egypt.