Today, state-run run television in Egypt has fallen silent without explanation.
ONA: State TV channels go off air ubruptly, 15min off air now without any explanation from the authorities. #Egypt
— Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) November 25, 2012
#Egypt State TV stopped broadcasting. Serious stuff. What next?
— benwedeman (@bencnn) November 25, 2012
— Jasmine Elnadeem (@Selnadeem) November 25, 2012
Some are sharing rumors that a military coup d’etat maybe underway to depose Morsi, despite any actual evidence to support the allegation.
Imp: Informed source denied to me that jamming #Egypt state tv channels cause army will declare martial law shortly
— Nadia el-Magd ناديا (@Nadiaglory) November 25, 2012
— Reem Abdellatif (@Reem_Abdellatif) November 25, 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Isa El-Ayyat made an attempt to consolidate his grip on power earlier this week, prompting ongoing street protests and claims that he was attempting to establish himself as a new Pharaoh.
Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that cld have dire consequences
— Mohamed ElBaradei (@ElBaradei) November 22, 2012
Is a “technical glitch” responsible for bringing down Egyptian television, or is the volatile political situation to blame? (Note: Morsi’s heavy hand with Egyptian media dissidents is well-documented.) Twitchy will update this story as it develops.