Books and Davos talks lead discussions on the airwaves last night
With the Cairo International Book Fair continuing to dominate the airwaves, last night’s talk shows did not have much to offer by way of exciting news.
The book fair is important for culture in Egypt and the region as a whole, veteran writer Sekina Fouad stressed to Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 05:42).
Masaa DMC’s Osama Kamal zoned in on this year’s new venue design, which will make it easier for bookworms to browse through the massive number of displayed books (watch, runtime: 06:36). Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer also weighed in on the topic, insisting that technology could never replace books (watch, runtime: 03:11).
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly’s meetings with Dana Gas and Apple’s CEOs on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos earned airtime on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 02:29) and Hona Al Asema (watch, runtime: 05:43). We have chapter and verse for both stories in this morning’s Speed Round, below.
Apparently, 80% of homeless children are concentrated in 10 of Egypt’s governorates, Assistant Social Solidarity Minister Alaa Abdel Atti told Yahduth fi Masr’s Sherif Amer. Abdel Atti discussed in detail recent government efforts to help homeless children (watch, runtime: 02:30).
Tired of seeing livestock hanging in front of stores? Egypt is working on imposing stricter regulations on retailers amid efforts to ensure better food safety, Food Safety Authority chief Hussein Mansour told Hona Al Asema’s Lama Gebril (watch, runtime: 05:56).