Famous Egyptian TV personality Amr Adeeb recounted details of the protests of Muslim Brotherhood supporters outside the Egyptian Media Production City on Wednesday, Al Nahar online news reported on Friday.
Adeeb explained how the protesters entered the studios, while chanting attack slogans against Towfiq Akasha, the owner of Faraeen channel, who is against the Brotherhood and President Mohammed Mursi.
Violence escalated to the point that several media personalities, including Adeeb himself, were attacked. The protesters refused to give up until two programs, one of them hosted by Akasha, were pulled off the air.
Faraeen, stopped transmission on Thursday after Egyptian state authorities ordered the station to shut down for at least one month.
The Muslim Brotherhood said the following day that it had nothing to do with the attacks.
“Is this a new phenomenon? Will we stop from working in media?” Adeeb asked.
It was expected that electricity would be cut off in the studios over the following days or prohibiting all media professionals opposing the ruling government from entering the Media Production City as well as those supporting Mursi from leaving their jobs.
He concluded by saying the Shehada (Muslim declaration of faith), and adding that anything that would happen to him during Morsi’s era hasn’t happened in Mubarak’s era.
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights released a statement condemning the assault, and requested Mursi place necessary protective measures for civil writers, thinkers, and human rights activists, who might go against off-mainstream opinions.