Conservative Party's ads banned from Egyptian TV

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Nov 2011

The slogans of the party, which was founded by a leading member of the NDP, 'violated' television standards according to government

Egyptian national television has banned the adverts of the Conservative Party from Egyptian television.

The Minister of Information Osama Heikal commented on the decision, stating that the slogan of the Conservative Party in the parliamentary elections, “we will turn the world upside down and reform it” was rejected by Egyptian television because it violated professional standards. 

The Egyptian television decision is the first of its kind in the parliamentary elections race in 2011 to ban the adverts of a specific party. 

The Conservative Party, which was founded after the January 25 Revolution, is accused by young activists of being made up of the remnants of the formerly ruling National Democratic Party (NDP). The party is running in the elections in 23 different governorates and the founder, Akmal Kertam, is a former leading member of the NDP. Kertam is running in the parliamentary elections in Cairo.

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