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Egypt Media Syndicate cancels profession practice permit for TV presenter Tamer Amin

The syndicate's investigations established that Amin had violated four articles of the Media Honour Charter and the Code of Professional Conduct

Ahram Online , Sunday 21 Feb 2021
TV presenter Tamer Amin
TV presenter Tamer Amin
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The head of Egypt's Media Syndicate, Tarek Saada, revoked on Saturday the permit to practice the profession for TV presenter Tamer Amin on the grounds of violating the Media Honour Charter.

According to a statement by the syndicate,  the decision to cancel Amin's permit came after three and a half hours of questioning at the syndicate into accusations the presenter insulted Upper Egyptians on his TV show.

The investigations concluded with proof that Amin had violated four articles of the Media Honour Charter and the Code of Professional Conduct, the statement said.

The Media Syndicate reaffirmed in the statemnet its full respect for all Egyptians and Upper Egypt's citizens, in particular.

On Friday, the Egyptian media regulator, the Supreme Council of Media Regulation (SCMR), suspended the programme pending investigations into accusations Amin made derisive comments toward parents in Upper Egypt while weighing in on debates about overpopulation.

Amin was accused of insulting Upper Egyptians by claiming in an episode of his programme Akher Al-Nahar (End of the Day) on Al-Nahar TV channel last Thursday that families in Upper Egypt of "purposefully" giving birth to "a slew of children" in order to later use them as labourers who supplement their parents' income.

Amin issued a public apology in a video message.

Al-Nahar Network had also started an urgent probe into the "offensive comments," and voiced in a statement its appreciation of the people of Upper Egypt and rural areas in Lower Egypt.

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