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Egyptian radio show - 17 Feb 2014 - Rodney Tiffen

Jerry Guirguis interview Professor Rodney Tiffen, Live-to-air from the studio of 96.5FM–Egyptian radio  [ Monday 17th Feb 2014, Melbourne-Australia ].

6:30pm - Our 2nd special guest this evening is Professor Rodney Tiffen from University of Sydney, Government and International Relations

Professor Rodney Tiffen
Emeritus Professor, Government and International Relations
Faculty of Arts and Social Science
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Hi & Welcome ……………, last time we had you on 96.5FM-Egyptian radio program was on 12 Aug 13.

Let’s talk about The Global Information Revolution & Freedom of Press  Vs  Australian National Sovereignty according to the Australian Journalism Association code of ethics and principles of the Australian Press Council.

National Security Strategy

2009 Defence White paper

ASIO [ Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ]

Q1] Are these codes & policies quite clear in stopping a professional Journalist from compiling a report on Australian National security ?

Egypt interim Government declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist organization on the 25th Dec 2013. Our Australian journalist, Peter Greste, is due to face Egyptian civil court on 20th Feb 14, detained since 29th Dec 2013,


1] Joining a terrorist group [ Muslim Brotherhood Organization

2] publishing false news    [ Al-Jazeera English's Cairo bureau 

3] working in Egypt without a media permit or clearance to work under Al-Jazeera Network

4] harming Egyptian nation security

16th Feb 13 - Independent Senator Nick Xenophon was detained in Malaysia as a ‘‘security threat’’ and was deported back to Australia.

Senator Xenophon, raised serious concerns about the integrity of Malaysia Election rolls.

For Peter Greste, do you believe the Interim Egyptian government should have simply deported him back to Australia ?                   

Q2]      What’s your opinion about this issue? 

Jerry Guirguis
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