Monday, October 24, 2011
ERTU accused of bias in riot reporting
The Egyptian Radio and Television Unit (ERTU) has come under fire due to its reporting of a Cairo riot on 9th October. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has expressed concern about biased reporting of the clashes between Coptic Christians and Egypt’s security forces. The EBU highlight in a letter to ERTU that "membership of the EBU entails a commitment to independent and impartial reporting at the service of all sections of the population, including minorities". ERTU is accused of failing to meet these standards since its reporting of this particular story encouraged its viewers to side with the military.