October 12, 2010

SMS messaging restricted in bid to preempt pre-election activism

Egypt_Great_Pyramids.jpeg Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has imposed new restrictions aimed at tightening control over the SMS messaging services provided by mobile phone companies and media institutions in an apparent effort to preempt possible anti-regime activism in the run-up to next month's parliamentary elections. Almasryalyoum reports.

quotemarksright.jpgOn Monday, a number of private media institutions--including Al-Masry Al-Youm--were notified by SMS news providers that they must now obtain approval from the Ministry of Information and the Supreme Press Council before sending news alerts out to subscribers.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article and related post from News 24 Egypt media needs permit for SMS news

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