The Supreme Council for Media Regulation decided to immediately investigate those responsible for the production of the series “The Peacock”, and the officials of the channels that broadcast it, after receiving numerous complaints about the use of language that does not agree with the codes issued by the Council, which emphasized the need to uphold values and not prejudice Egyptian families. Or demeaning it, or showing it offensively.
Statement of the Supreme Media Council against the series “Peacock”
In a statement issued by it, the council affirmed that it is biased towards freedom of art, unleashing the energies of creativity, uniqueness and aesthetic values, and does not place restrictions of any kind on those noble meanings, but at the same time it works to clear the atmosphere and prevent images that offend the original Egyptian art.
The council indicated that respecting viewers is one of the priorities of purposeful artistic works, in order to preserve identity and cohesion of families, avoiding any image that distorts it, or incites verbal and physical violence, and that dramas adopt positive content that respects recognized values.
The Council added that the Drama Monitoring Committee firstly monitors what is shown in the series and monitors the extent of adherence to media codes, and receives citizens’ complaints as well as criticism of critics, writers and those interested in this.
The series “Peacock”
“peacock“… starring Jamal Suleiman, the lady of the Arab theater, Samiha Ayoub, Sahar Al-Sayegh, Ahmed Fouad Salim, Wahba Abdul-Ghani, Maha Nassar, Rania Mahmoud Yassin, Hala Fakher, Khaled Alyish, Abed Anani, and the young artist Farah Al-Zahid. Scenario and dialogue with Karim Al-Daleel and supervision The writing is written by the author Muhammad Nair, and directed by Raouf Abdel Aziz.
The series “Peacocks” is shown daily in Ramadan on “Al-Nahar” channel at 6:30 pm, and the repetition is 1:30 and 5:00 in the morning.
Supreme Media Council warnings to makers and channels of Egyptian drama series
The Supreme Media Council had issued ten warnings to the makers of Egyptian series and channels, which must be adhered to during the month of Ramadan 2021.
Warning against excessive prolonging ads
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation affirmed the necessity for channels to adhere to controlling the periods of advertisements that are broadcast during the series, and to stop the extravagance and prolongation that corrupts the public’s right to watch and enjoy the drama.
The council indicated, in a statement issued by it, that it will have to intervene to protect viewers, if the channels do not automatically commit to reducing advertising space, after it received many complaints about not organizing advertisements and violating the right of the public, and the entry of all channels into an advertising marathon that does not serve the business. Dramatic and not the goal of its production.
It is worth noting Article 70 of Council Law No. 180 of 2018 gives the Council the right to set a maximum limit for advertising material to media and press material in all media outlets and newspapers.
Warning of scenes of violence
On the other hand, the council’s monitoring committee watches, follows up and monitors the dramas presented in light of the media codes that he issued to preserve the identity and cohesion of the Egyptian family, and to move away from any images that distort the family andwoman Childhood and violence, whether verbal or physical, and that the dramas presented have a positive impact that respects the Egyptian identity and recognized values.
On the other hand, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation is holding, on Thursday, April 15th, a ceremony to hand over licenses to satellite channels and websites that have conformed to their status in accordance with Law No. 180 of 2018.
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued the invitation For actors Lawyers for satellite channels and websites that have reconciled their conditions – in accordance with Law No. 180 of 2018 and the regulations issued in implementation thereof – to receive the new licenses issued by the Council, on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The Council calls on all newspapers, media and websites that have not yet reconciled their conditions to speed up the application to the Council to end the legally necessary procedures, so note that the Council will take all the measures legally authorized to it against those who have not applied to reconcile the situation so far.
The Supreme Council for Regulating the Egyptian Media
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation is an independent body with a legal personality whose main headquarters is in Cairo Governorate.
It was established in accordance with Law No. 92 of 2016 regarding the institutional organization of the press and the media to regulate the affairs of the audiovisual and digital media in the printed and digital press, among others, and enjoys technical, financial and administrative independence and may not interfere in its affairs. The council is formed by a decision of the president of the republic. It is the alternative to which the responsibilities of the Ministry of Information have been transferred and accepted by the Ministry of National Guidance.