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Egyptian anti-coup youth launch web-based channel

A number of Egyptian youth based in different countries have launched a television channel called “Mekammeleen”. The channel is designed to be interactive and will be mainly broadcast on the internet.

According to the channel directors, Mekammeleen will “end state monopoly on television as it will reply mainly on internet broadcasting, thus it won’t be subject to state censorship.”

“The audience will determine the final product of the channel as we will rely on crowdsourcing and citizen journalism,” the directors said.

The channel will employ modern communications technology such as FTP, Drop Box, Send Space, and 4Shared, in addition to social networking sites and video-sharing websites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

The channel can be viewed on Nilesat 11075 (V), hot Bird 12111 (V), or online at: www.mekameleen.tv

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