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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Last night’s talk shows for Wednesday, 13 November 2019

It was a surprisingly uneventful night on the airwaves: The chattering heads were strangely mute on the sovereign wealth fund roundtable meeting, which dominated the news cycle in the print media.

What did our trusted anchors decide was more important? The “Ayat girl” case, for one, which received blanket coverage. General Prosecutor Hamada El Sawy said there will be no legal repercussions for 15-year-old Amira Rizk, who stabbed a bus driver to death in self defense after he attempted to [redacted] assault her. Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr (watch, runtime: 5:36), Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary (watch, runtime: 1:46), and Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim (watch, runtime: 2:51) all took note.

The Egypt Economic Summit also got some screen time, with Abu Bakr giving us his summary of proceedings (watch, runtime: 4:38). Trade Minister Amr Nassar said during his opening speech that Egypt invested EGP 900 bn in infrastructure over the past five years. Youm7 has a rundown on the 41 recommendations given by panelists for the financial, IT, industrial, and housing sectors.

One small step for Egypt: Egypt will launch on 22 November its first communication satellite, Tiba-1, from the French Guyanese town of Kourou, Abu Bakr reported (watch, runtime: 1:16). Tiba-1 will provide internet services to Egypt and some North African countries.

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