World Bulletin / News Desk
A video footage circulated on social networking websites shows Egyptian army top brass talking about media criticism of the military and the need to have an "influence" in the media.
The video, which is believed to have been recorded before the July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi, shows an Air Force officer lambasting the media for the growing criticism of the powerful military.
But army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says that law bans media outlets from publishing news about the military without a permit from the military intelligence service.
"But these barriers have been broken down by the revolution," he says.
Al-Sisi went on to say that having "an influence" in the media needs a long time.
"But we are working on this and are achieving good results, but our aspired-for goal has not been fully achieved yet," he says.