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Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Turmoil in Tunisia + Egypt’s Olympic success dominate the talk shows

Tunisia’s political turmoil dominated airwaves last night: The talking heads were taking the side of President Kais Saied, who yesterday fired the country’s prime minister and dissolved the parliament, which was dominated by the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement. Kelma Akhira’s Lamees El Hadidi framed the recent protests against the government as a recall of the 30 June uprising (watch, runtime: 1:05). Amr Adib also had a full coverage of the Tunisian developments and analysis of reasons behind Saied’s decisions (watch, runtime: 8:54 I 5:43). El Hadidi also covered an IMF statement that pledged to help Tunisia combat the impact of covid-19 on its economy (watch, runtime 2:00), while Al Hayah Al Youm took note of the Arab League’s show of support for the Tunisia.

Ikhwan under fire: In an interview with Al Hayah Al Youm, a Tunisian journalist blamed the Ikhwan for the country’s economic and social crisis (watch, runtime 10:36), while another journalist told El Hadidi that Saied didn’t violate any laws and acted within the constitution (watch, runtime: 10:45). Ala Mas’oulety’s Ahmed Moussa also attacked the Tunisian Ikhwan (watch, runtime 6:18), while Al Hayah Al Youm showed footage of Tunisians celebrating Saied’s decision (watch, runtime 4:48).

Egypt’s first Olympic medals also got attention: The winning of two bronze medals in Taekwondo by Hedeya Malak and Seif Eissa were covered by El Hekaya (watch, runtime 2:40), Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime 6:05), and Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime 1:20). We wrapped up the third day of the Olympics in yesterday’s PM edition.

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