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Thursday, 29 July 2021

Tunisia + the Olympics still front and center on the nation’s airwaves

Tunisia’s uncertain political situation continues to top discussions in talk shows, with the nation’s talking heads continuing the pro-Saeid / anti-Ikhwan coverage last night. Both Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime 6: 34) and Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime 6:25) dedicated more airtime to complaining about the Ennahda movement and celebrating the suspension of the Tunisian parliament.

The victory of Egypt’s U23 football team over Australia also got attention: Ala Mas’ouleety had extensive Tokyo 2020 coverage and hailed the performance of the national football team, who qualified for the quarter-finals yesterday after beating Australia 2-0 (watch, runtime 44:44). Yahuth Fi Masr had also a phone interview with Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi, who predicted that Egypt will take home a total of five medals during the Games (watch, runtime 12:29).The victory also got attention from Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 1:18).

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