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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Supreme Media Council fining AMAY over Newton op-ed leads the conversation on Egypt’s talk shows

On a relatively quiet night on the airwaves, the Supreme Media Council’s decision to fine Al Masry Al Youm over an op-ed reportedly penned by founder Salah Diab earned some attention. Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 2:53) and Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan (watch, runtime: 2:12) took note of the story, without providing additional commentary. We have the story in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

The House of Representatives had a busy first day back in session after a 42-day recess, Assal noted. The Al Hayah Al Youm host recapped the bills passed yesterday, including amendments to the Emergency Law giving the president the authority to take measures to address the covid-19 crisis (watch, runtime: 2:26). Again, we have the full story in this morning’s Speed Round, below.

The Health Ministry’s report on Egypt’s covid-19 case tally also got its daily coverage on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 1:34), Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 2:22) and Yahduth fi Misr (watch, runtime: 1:05).

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