Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Thursday issued a decree to establish a media centre for the cabinet, to be located in the building of the Information and Decision Support Center.
The new media centre will regulate the cabinet activities and tasks with an aim at achieving an effective communication between all government sectors and distinct media outlets to ‘combat and refute’ rumours regarding current issues.
Furthermore, the centre will review ‘the government activities and achievements in a simple and comprehensive informative way to the citizens, as well as the state efforts in tackling Egyptians difficulties and ease their suffering.’
The centre includes four essential units, a communication unit with the media, radio and television production, a social media and digital media unit, and a unit responsible for monitoring and analysing.
The centre will be chaired by Na’im Saad Zaghloul, while Hani Younis, the media adviser for the prime minister, will supervise all centre’s activities.
The gesture comes after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi repeatedly denounced the publishing or spreading of rumours, stating last July that the state “has been through 21,000 rumours over just three months.”