SIS, Egypt's State Information Service, flickered on and off the air and the fiber-optic networks as the January 25th Revolution unfolded. Acutely aware of television's and the internet's influence on protests, the Mubarak regime briefly pulled the plug on all of the government's information services. They came back on-line as soon as the transitional government assumed control, and its internet and television content show the marks of Egypt's changes. As Egypt emerges as the world's youngest democracy, SIS provides both domestic and international subscribers with crucial information about Constitutional reforms and other major changes in the nation's government and economic system. In one observer's candid appraisal, No more propaganda. A lot more news. In Egypt, SIS provides awareness-raising content, including information about environmental protection, literacy, and family planning. SIS also works with international journalists at its Foreign Press Center and the new Cairo Foreign Press Club. Perhaps most importantly, SIS operates thirty-two press offices around the world, keeping broadcast and print journalists abreast of developments in Egypt. Political and media analysts predict SIS will retain its traditional missions but will expand, evolve, and diversify in harmony with the nation's changes. For international viewers, Nile TV broadcasts Egyptian news in English, French, and Hebrew, transmitting its clear signal via satellite.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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