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Sunday, 29 July 2018

National Youth Conference coverage saturates the airwaves

The airwaves were saturated last night with coverage of and discussions on the National Youth Conference at Cairo University.

Egypt has long been in dire need of an overhaul of its educational system, which in its current form is making the country lag behind the rest of the world, Education Minister Tarek Shawki said in a phone-in to Masaa DMC. Shawki broke down the new system his ministry is introducing, which we cover in detail in Speed Round, below (watch, runtime: 24:20).

Al Azhar scholar Ibrahim Reda lauded President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for renewing his call to reform religious discourse, saying that extremists and political Islam groups have set a bad example of Islam (watch, runtime: 14:48).

Luxor has been working over the past year to create a “visual brand” and identity, as was proposed by two Egyptian women who presented their concept at the youth conference yesterday, according to Governor Mohamed Badr. The move is part of Egypt’s wider effort to rebrand itself to lure back tourists, tour guides syndicate member Waleed Al Batooti said on Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 15:00).

Al Hayah Al Youm used up its airtime and that of Al Hayah fi Masr to directly broadcast the entirety of the conference.

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