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Video: Egyptian state TV launches anti-spying advert
Foreigners acting in a friendly manner and asking questions about Egypt could be spies, warns advert on state TV
Ahram Online, Friday 8 Jun 2012
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anti-spying advert

An advert warning Egyptians to be on the lookout for spies has been aired on state and satellite TV channels.

The advert warns that foreigners acting in a friendly manner and asking questions could be spies.

It also advises people not to talk with strangers and avoid sharing information about the country with foreigners.

Information regarding marriage and unemployment are to be avoided, the advert says.

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



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Tourist in Egypt
09-06-2012 03:08pm
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nice Tourism commercial
Maybe the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism can use this video for their tourism commercials instead of showing ancient sites and beaches ;) I will remember not to act in a friendly way and not to ask questions on my next trip..
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Jane Mahmoud
09-06-2012 07:36am
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Sad!
I am very sad to see that adverts such as the one above are being shown on state TV. I am a foreigner who was married to an Egyptian and I have called Egypt my home for many years. People though could now just see me as someone from abroad who is out to spy on their country. If I wanted to know anything about Egypt I don’t need to ask anyone here, I can listen to the news, read newspapers or check the internet. Is there now going to be a campaign against those as well? It is such a shame there is now a feeling of xenophobia in this country as I have always found Egyptians to be friendly and helpful and now the state TV want to change all that. I have many Egyptian friends – should they now not talk to me for the fear that they will be accused of helping a spy? Such backward thinking is not going to help this country move forward. Can the authorities not see that the Egyptian people actually have a mind of their own and to stop blaming foreigners for all the problems this country may ha
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