Learn about Media Council's regulations for religious, sports, talk shows



Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 03:22 GMT


Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 03:22 GMT

Supreme Council for Media Regulations

Supreme Council for Media Regulations

CAIRO – 20 August 2019: The Supreme Council for Media Regulation set a number of rules to regulate the work of religious, medical, sports and talk shows to establish media responsibility, moral values and a developmental discourse that does not incite discrimination, violence and hatred.

The most prominent regulations of religious programs:

1- Taking into account that the program provider is aware of religious issues and is certified to recite the Quran and speak about the Prophet's biography.

2- The guests should be well-known religious scholars or university professors.

3- In case of Issuing Fatwas, guests should be enlisted in and approved by Al-Azhar, Dar Al-Ifta and the Ministry of Awqaf.

4- Social networking sites should not be a source of opinion or Ifta except for the sites and observatories of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Dar Al-Ifta, the Ministry of Awqaf and Al-Azhar University.

The most prominent rules for sports programs included:

1- Program staff should be neutral and impartial.

2- Do not politicize the content and link it to the conditions of the Egyptian street.

3-Respecting sports symbols and not provoking the public.

The most prominent rules of medical program included:

1-Not accepting programs of the leasing time system or joint productions that are not submitted to the Supreme Council of Information.

2- Not announcing hospitals or treatment centers without making sure they are registered at the Ministry of Health and allowed to work.

3- Not advertising drugs without the approval of the Department of Pharmacy, Ministry of Health.

The most prominent rules of talk shows included:

1-The presenter and editor of the program should be members of their syndicate.

2-The editor-in-chief shall be responsible for the broadcast.

3-The program is committed to reference and to checking sources of information broadcast.

4- The program should coordinate with the sources of the State in relation to news.

5-The presenter should mention in his program the target age group.

6-The duration of the program should not exceed 90 minutes and the ad intervals should not exceed 3 intervals with periods ranging from 5 to 8 minutes.



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