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Youm7’s attacks against German DW are ‘vulgar’: ambassador

The German embassy in Cairo released a statement, criticising Youm7's recent campaign against DW

Following a media campaign by the privately-run Egyptian newspaper El-Youm El-Sabaa (Youm7) that contained accusations against the German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) of allocating a budget to attack Egypt, the German ambassador to Egypt described these campaigns as “vulgar.”

In a statement released by the German Embassy in Cairo, ambassador Julius Georg Luy said that he is certain that the Egyptian audience will easily realise that this kind of media campaigns constitute an attempt to tarnish the German media outlet DW’s reputation and harm bilateral media relations between both countries.

The statement noted that DW’s financing is coming from Germany’s public treasury; however, the channel’s editorial policy is totally independent and not under government control.

“The German ambassador in Cairo strongly refuses any attempts to compare DW’s work and the German government’s current policies with the policies that were practiced by Nazi Germany,” the statement read.

Moreover, the ambassador asserted through the statement that the cooperation between Egypt and Germany will not let be affected by such attacks, especially following the visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel to Egypt three weeks ago.

DW, founded in 1953, constitutes German public media’s international broadcasting outlet. Like most public German media it obtains its financing from the state but is largely independent from government control.

Youm7 is a daily Arabic-language newspaper, founded as a weekly paper in 2008. It has twice been distinguished by Forbes Middle East for having the most effective news website in the Middle East. It has, however, come under criticism for racist headlines in 2014, while recently, in 2016, its editor-in-chief, Khaled Salah, and two editorial board members came under investigation for publishing false news.

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  • Minymina

    Deutsche Welle is leftists propaganda. That much is clear.

  • Celac El Turco-The Turkish

    do they believe in what they say?financed by state and independent.sometimes i believe that they think that there are no educated and intelligent people in Egypt and middle east who can see what those foreign news companies and agencies and NGOs serve .they will criticize any thing as they want it but they will never criticize their own failures.all of sudden ,all of those who criticized EGYPT have come back to EGYPT ,i wonder why? is that because their companies do not miss the economic opportunities especially mines,natural resources,petroleum and gas…i see everyday one foreign company discovers either natural gas or oil reserves..i have nothing against them coming and investing or doing business with EGYPT or any middle eastern country as long as they keep their nose out of local politics or any sort of provocation….EGYPT has everything to be better economically including an intelligent educated population..and youth..pls just invest in youth ,keep them out of provocation of outside interest groups…tell those foreign NGOs to stop lecturing you.if they are honest then they should start lecturing their own governments..a strong,prosperous and united EGYPT will inspire the integration and unity of middle eastern countries which have more common things to share than differences.and pls my egyptian brothers and sisters ,stop complaining against corruption.you have never seen the corruption in other countries.My friendly and brotherly advice for you is this ..GOD has blessed your country with all natural resources includng gold,oil and natural gas and human resources…just make sure every body does his job properly.a taxi drivers drives fine and respects the traffic rules.a teacher teaches first hobbel watan hobbel iman,then whatever subject he has learnt to teach.etc…as we say,if everybdy cleanes his won yard ,the whole country will be clean…

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