Last Night’s Talk Shows on 22 February 2021
The airwaves were abuzz last night with coverage of the latest updates on Egypt’s covid-19 vaccine shipments and the vaccination program, with Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Sherdy among those taking note (watch, runtime: 3:49). We have the full details in Covid Watch, above.
The revival of the Damietta LNG plant also earned attention from Al Hayah Al Youm’s Mohamed Sherdy, who was full of praise for the development (watch, runtime: 1:58) and Ala Mas'ouleety's Ahmed Moussa, who phoned Oil Ministry spokesperson Hamdy Abd El-Aziz to recap the news (watch, runtime: 11:45). We have chapter and verse in the news well, above.
The House of Representatives apparently hasn’t received a proposed bill from the government on old rents, House Local Administration Committee head Ahmed El Segeny told Masaa DMC's Eman El Hosary. Last we heard, the previous class of MPs had been debating proposed amendments to the Old Rent Act that would increase rents on pre-1996 commercial contracts back in 2019. The amendments were shot down by the House general assembly and shipped back to the House Housing Committee at the time (watch, runtime: 13:06).
Also from the airwaves last night:
- The Supreme Media Council has suspended Akher Al Nahar and has barred host Tamer Amin from appearing on other shows for two months, and handed Al Nahar a EGP 250k fine. (Youm7)
- The Social Housing Fund has provided 125k homes to low- and middle-income citizens in 16 cities, the fund’s executive director Mai Abdelhamid said (Mohamed Sherdy on Al Hayah Al Youm | watch, runtime: 4:58).