Egypt's media regulator calls on TV channels to uphold Egyptian values in Ramadan programmes

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Apr 2019

Supreme Council of Media Regulation meeting (Photo: Ahram)

The Supreme Council for Media Regulation has called on production companies and television channels to uphold “Egyptian values, ethics, tradition and identity” in the television series, programmes and commercials they produce in Ramadan, which starts next week.

The council said in a statement on Sunday that "it is necessary to respect the nature of the holy month,” reaffirming "the prohibition of airing commercials that violate Egyptian values and the spiritual nature of the month."
The fasting month of Ramadan is the biggest radio and television season of the year in Egypt, with dozens of new series, programmes and commercials hitting the air waves.
The council also warned that all legal procedures will be implemented against those who violate the media code of honour.
The 110 articles of the Press and Media Regulation Law, ratified in 2018, specify the duties of the three bodies regulating the media in Egypt: the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, the National Media Authority and the National Press Authority.
The press body deals with publications, while the media bodies deal with broadcast content.
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