By Mahitab Assran
The General Authority for Investment sent an official statement to ONTV, as well as several other channels, warning of shutting down the channel if “legal limits” concerned with “insulting and offending” figures are crossed.
Gamal El Shennawy, the editor in chief of ONTV said on air that letter set states limits that would “suffocate media outlets”. He also added that the statement highlighted the fact that the authorities will not refer wait for a court ruling to shut the channel but will have to take matters in its own hands.
“As far as I know the statement was not only sent to us but to CBC as well and other channels, anyways we won’t be scared off and we will continue on our path” El Shennawy added.
On Saturday, the channel officials are going to meet with their lawyers to discuss how they will respond, confirmed El Shennawy.
The General Authority for Investment is a government agency that works for the Ministry of Investment and is in charge of private media outlets like ONTV.