Egypt Independent

‘Al-Tawoos’ Ramadan series will not be suspended: media authority



After conducting an investigation into the Ramadan series “Al-Tawoos” (The Peacock), Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) has announced that the series will not be suspended.

The council’s investigation concluded that the show and its content had obtained the necessary approval from censorship authorities before it was aired on TV.

The investigation was opened on Monday after the council received numerous complaints against the show.

According to the complaints, the show’s language and content did not conform with SCRM code, which bans degrading or spreading prejudice against Egyptian families.

The SCMR did not give details on the complaints, but the second episode of the series “The Peacock”, starring the artist Jamal Suleiman contains a rape scene of the character portrayed by actress Sahar Al-Sayegh.

The scene reached over one million views within seven hours of its release.

In a statement, the council affirmed that it hold important freedom of art, creativity, individuality, and aesthetic values, and does not place restrictions of any kind on these noble meanings, but at the same, time it works to purify the atmosphere and prevent images that offend.