Egypt launches a Parliamentary TV channel
The Egyptian state-run TV launched a new channel called Sout al-Balad (Voice of People), which will cover the work of the Egypt’s Parliament.
According to the new channel’s head, Ayman al-Awadi, it will broadcast live the sessions of the lower and upper houses – People’s Assembly and Shoura Council – and will provide news coverage of all their activities and meetings. It will also follow the work of members of parliament including committees’ hearings, requests for briefing, and different mechanisms of legislation and control.
In an interview with the Middle East News Agency (MENA) Al-Awadi added, “It will broadcast analytical discussions before, during and after each session providing insight into parliamentary work through live interviews with members of parliament and experts in different fields. The channel will also broadcast interviews with citizens to know their opinions about all that is happening inside the Egyptian parliament.”
The channel replaces Nile Drama 2 channel, which ended its transmission on 21 January.