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Egyptian state TV stops airing anti-spying ads
Controversial spying ads cut from Egyptian state TV amid fears of a negative impact on tourism
Ahram Online, Saturday 9 Jun 2012
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Egyptian state TV stopped airing controversial anti-spying ads Friday night. The ads have been widely condemned as being xenophobic and painting all foreigners in the country as spies.

Many have voices fears that the ads would negatively affect tourism.

Social networks have been abuzz since the ads first appears, with activists accusing the government of wanting a situation wherein no one trusts anyone.

The ads warned Egypt's youth against friendly looking foreigners who could be spies. It particularly warned against sharing personal information with strangers.

Anti-foreigner sentiment has grown in Egypt since the January 25 Revolution. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces alleged several times that "foreign hands" have incited protests across the country.





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laura
11-06-2012 11:02am
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better places
There are better places than egypts pyramids and the desert.... we are going far east.... India, thailand, combodia and vietnam
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Kim Maklad
10-06-2012 05:35am
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Totally unfair
I really take offense to anyone thinking I'm a spy for the US or any other country. I lived in Egypt for 5 months, got married there to an Egyptian and consider it my home just like my husband does. The people I met while there was wonderful. And when I return to get my Egyptian citizenship and I am there 10, 20, or even 30 years... am I still to be treated like a foreigner?? Much less a spy?? This kind of thinking is what is wrong with this world.
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