Is it a problem that 53% of Euronews is owned by an Egyptian billionaire?

Yes, because the EU loses an important propaganda instrument.
12% (6 votes)
No, because Euronews is an independent TV station that offers unbiased information irrespective of who owns it.
71% (36 votes)
No, because he was educated in German and Swiss schools, chaired a German Chamber of Commerce, and owns a bank in Germany.
12% (6 votes)
No, because the headquarters are still in Lyon, France.
6% (3 votes)
Total votes: 51

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I see this information for the first time watching those videos and reading something about this issue on the Internet, I can conclude that it is not a problem , because Euronews is an independent TV station that offers unbiased information irrespective of who owns it and it is liberal. And Saviris himself is an educated person who can not have a negative influence on society
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In my opinion, it is not a problem that 53% of Euronews is owned by an Egyptian billionaire because Euronews is an independent TV station that offers unbiased information irrespective of who owns it. We also shouldn't forget that the rest 47% are jointly owned by several European and North African state broadcasting organisations.
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I am strongly convinced that having an Egyptian billionaire as an investor to Euronews and owner of its 53% cannot be called a problem. First of all, his nationality should not matter, as he is a professional and manages his deals in a highly developed manner (what I grabbed after several vieos and news reports). Furthermore, Naguib Sawiris support is vital for this news network and he is not intended to provide the audience with any personally favored biased propaganda. He stands for making news an objective, versatile and neutral field, as he states. In addition to this, the rest 47% are owned by the EU, which justifies the impossibility for one Egyptian man to control the whole media resource. The balance still exists, and this one person is just managing his business being close to Europe.
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In my opinion, this is not a problem that 53% of Euronews is owned by an Egyptian billionaire. I believe that each channel is also a separate business project that must earn in order to exist. Therefore, it is very important that the head of the channel is a person who is a good manager, and controls the management of the channel, but without interference without editorial policy by channel owner Also, I do not think this is a problem, because the media in the European Union really meet the standards of journalism. First of all, this is associated with greater awareness of the people and the interest of the masses in the policy life. With the advent of the Internet and the connections of communication, people themselves can check this or that information, so even large channels can not impose any thought for big public. Therefore, propaganda is largely impossible.
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In my opinion, I can not see any problem that 53 % of Euronews is owned by Naguib Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian billionaire. Yes, was a good investition for him, but he can not control all the percentage of the news. As I read information about this subject and watched videos I think that Euronews is an independent TV station that offers unbiased information irrespective of who owns it.
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Living in Ukraine, where major Ukrainian media outlets are owned and controlled by politicians and businessmen, I firstly was warned when I read this case. Looking into detail and following the background of Naguib Sawiris and his activity my attitude has slightly changed. First of all, 53% is not 100%. Second of all, he is a businessman that is focused on investing money and when smth is profitable as a good investor he would be interested to invest. The Euronews is still independent with its headquarter in Lyon. Besides, it is done in alignment with current legislations.
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Naguib Sawiris said "A news channel should be an open window for all opinions". I think that we need to consider these words. This "Egyptian billionaire", as we call it,holds a diploma of Mechanical Engineering with a Masters in Technical Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of technology Zurich. When he taken 53% from Euronews and became a major investor there, he said about Euronews “The channel has been perceived quite strongly as a neutral channel and nothing will change that. We are going to have very good protection for the content. No interferences are going to be allowed.” On the other hand, we know that Sawiris was a vocal opponent of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood movement that brought him to power. Taking into account the studies he has done in a very developed country in Europe and the fact that he does not like the leadership of Egypt, I tend to think he is much more in the European values. Besides all this, his perspective is correct, in my view. These things show us that Mr Sawiris's nationality does not matter and that this does not affect the fact that he owns a large part of Euronews.
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To be honest, I don't see a problem in owning 53% by an Egyptian billionaire. As someone has said earlier "53% is not 100%" and other 46% provide transparency, so Euronews is an independent TV station that offers unbiased information irrespective of who owns it.
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Naguib Sawiris - a smart, hardworking guy with European education who has demonstrate excellent managerial capabilities. Certainly, with his coming to Euronews leadership, this important tool for measuring the European Union's opinion will probably gain momentum in formulating forecasts for the future.
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I totally agree that it is not a problem that 53% of Euronews is owned by an Egyptian billionaire. Why? In my humble opinion, the owner is an educated person, so it seems to me that he will not allow the spread of harmful information. But nevertheless, every intelligent person should use critical thinking and gets acquainted with information from several sources.
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