Egypt has banned the airing of the TV series that was meant to show during the Muslim month of fasting (Ramadan), indicating that the series has indecent scenes.
The Egyptian Supreme Media Regulation Council barred the TV series ‘Dunya Tanya’ (Another World) over a scene in the first episode that portrays a ‘husband being unfaithful to his wife with her sister’.
The series is about a teacher who struggles with depression after the death of her son, who drowned. The TV series features popular names in the industry, such as Laila Elwi, who was given conditional approval by the media regulatory council on the condition that the ‘improper scenes’ are removed from the programme.
Furthermore, the Egyptian Al-Nahar channel aired the full episode on Saturday, infringing the regulator’s conditions.
The producers of the TV series condemned the regulator’s action, citing that they upheld and respected social values in the country and asked the council to consider watching the entire series before making their decision.
‘Dunya Tanya’ (Another World) is yet another victim of censorship and public insult in the Egypt film industry.
The TV series was meant to run throughout the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. ‘Dunya Tanya’ (Another World) series also illustrates political corruption and police brutality, which were also amended.
The producers of the series appealed to the regulator to reconsider, indicating that they respected Egypt’s social values.