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The controversy over hijāb-wearing television presenters is back in the spotlight as a new court ruling concerning the return of three presenters to the screen is added to the previous rulings - none of which have been enforced.
Denmark, which provoked an outcry in Egypt due to the offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, permitted the appearance of a veiled Muslim presenter on its television contrary to Egypt which considers veiled presenters a diabolical thing.
The author shows that there is no decision prohibiting veiled women from appearing on T.V, mentioning some examples to support his words.
Egyptian television prevents presenting any series that includes actresses who wear the hijāb.
A new war has been launched between veiled and unveiled actresses in finding a place in the over-busy schedule of the Egyptian TV during Ramadān. The veiled stars attack officials of the Egyptian TV for preventing their serials, claiming it is a conspiracy against Islam and hijāb.
Students and professors of faculties of media in different Egyptian universities give their opinion about the motives behind wearing the hijāb [headscarf].
Television presenters have filed a lawsuit against the minister of information claiming their right to resume their jobs with their heads covered.
Al-Nās [people] television channel will begin broadcasting from Egypt funded by the Saudi Arabian al-Barāhīn Gulf Company, and featuring Egyptian hijāb-wearing television presenters.
On Egyptian television, there is an unwritten rule prohibiting any female presenter wearing the hijāb [headscarf for a Muslim woman] from appearing on screen, in spite of the fact Islam is the official religion of the state and the main source of legislation therein, as enshrined by the...
Television is witnessing the return of actresses who had decided to quit acting and wear the veil.
The author read the Administrative Court’s ruling permitting three presenters from the Alexandria television channel to appear on screen wearing hijāb [veil covering a woman’s hair]. The court’s judgment considered the decision taken by the Minister of Information a violation to the principle of "...
After the court’s decision that some presenters could reappear on screen with hijāb [veil covering the woman’s hair], it is important to know the reasons why these presenters have chosen to wear the hijāb. Is it because of fashion? Were they influenced by certain ideas or by personal circumstances...
The court’s judgment that presenters who wear the hijāb [veil covering a woman’s hair] would reappear on Alexandria television channel brought the Maspiro case concerning the hijāb back into the spotlight. Officials are now faced with a choice: will they accept having veiled presenters on screen or...
The Alexandria Administrative Court ruled the cancellation of the decision of the former Minister of Information banning three presenters from appearing on TV with their veils on. [Similar news item was published by al-Wafd on July 6, 2005, p.1, al-Akhbār on July 6, 2005, p.18, al-Liwā’ al-Islāmī...
The Ministry of Information faces a quandary nowadays after the Administrative Court called off minister of Information Anas al-Fiqī’s decision to prevent three veiled anchorwomen to appear on the TV screen, and consequently, they were transferred to other posts such as preparing programs and...
Veiled broadcasters banned from appearance on the Egyptian television screen, demanded that Dr. Mamdouh Al-Beltagi, Minister of Information, cancel the ban thus allowing them to return to work. Broadcasters also complained of prejudices suffered from Zeynab Sweidan, head of Television, who...
The dilemma of 30 veiled Egyptian TV presenters has recently surfaced again after their lawsuits against the Radio & Television Union (ERTU) kept getting postponed. This happened aftera TV commission report advocated their right to appear on TV with their veils.
A year ago, during the general assembly of the radio and television union, Safwat Al-Sherif, Minister of Information announced the establishment of Al-Tanweer channel. A few months ago, the final form was admitted. In about a month, the experimental broadcasting of the channel will start. Religious...
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