Egypt's SCAF members interviewed in special joint broadcast Wednesday

Zeinab El Gundy, Wednesday 19 Oct 2011

'A frank encounter with SCAF' was promised by TV hosts, who didn't reveal which of the 20 members of the ruling military council will appear on national television at 9pm

Mona El-Shazly and Ibrahim Isaa
Mona El-Shazly and Ibrahim Isaa

Tahrir TV and Dream 2 have announced that their main evening talk shows "Fel Midan" and "10 PM" will be hosting a joint broadcast in which they will speak to members of Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on air, starting at 9 PM Cairo local time. 

It is the first time SCAF members speak on natinal television, after the army was widely criticised for its handling of the Maspero demonstrations for coptic rights on 9 October, that left 27 dead and more than 300 injured.

 It is as yet unclear which members of SCAF will appear.

Both channels have aired special promos of the broadcast in the last two days, announcing a mobile hotline through which viewers could text questions to SCAF.

"Fel Midan" is presented by the journalist Ibrahim Eissa, while "10 PM" is presented by the TV hostess Mona El-Shazly.

On the occasion both popular TV hosts promised “a frank encounter with SCAF”. Dream 2’s “10PM” talk show was the first TV show in Egypt to host members of SCAF in February.

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