The Muslim Brotherhood has accused reporters of harassment in a report filed with the Interior Ministry, a security source said Wednesday.
The security officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Brotherhood complained about reporters in front of its Moqattam headquarters during a meeting Wednesday and accused them of interfering in the group's affairs and failing to obtain the proper press permits.
The Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau, the group's executive authority, was meeting to discuss ways to promote the country's draft constitution when the alleged disturbance occurred.
Security asked journalists to present IDs outside the headquarters and one of the officers allegedly prevented them from reporting, saying they were "hassling the Brotherhood."
This is not the first time the group has clashed with the press. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie provoked controversy in March when he launched a sharp attack on media outlets accusing them of tarnishing the group's image.
"The devil inspires the media to create an image of the Brotherhood as a substitute of the National Democratic Party that will destroy the country," Badie said at the time.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm