Last Night’s Talk Shows on 24 December 2020
The Suspendered One is back on the airwaves on Al Qahera Wal Nas, making an appearance on Hadith Al Qahera. Journalist Ibrahim Eissa — who was last on the airwaves in 2017 before being taken off air for criticizing government officials — had a sit-down with Finance Minister Mohamed Maait yesterday. Maait broke down for viewers what economic reforms actually entail and the benefits they are designed to reap (watch, runtime: 2:08) and discussed at length how Egypt’s reform program was a difficult pill to swallow but has improved the economy and daily life for citizens (watch, runtime: 8:03). The full interview is available here (runtime: 1:08:55).
Eissa hosts the show on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, with Khairy Ramadan and others doing duty the rest of the week.
Also on the airwaves last night: Potato farmers are up in arms over low market prices, but the problem is largely caused by the pandemic, Agriculture Ministry spokesperson Mohamed El Kersh said. (Ramy Radwan on Masaa DMC | watch, runtime: 6:08)