The episode sparked the anger of the audience on social networking sites, and some demanded that the Egyptian broadcaster stop, after she covered a hunting trip aimed at wildlife in a desert area in Egypt, mainly foxes and wolves.
As a result of the anger from the “social media” audience, the An-Nahar channel issued a statement apologizing to viewers for the content of the episode and noting that the episode had been removed from their accounts on various social media platforms..
Not the first time
For his part, the media expert, Dr. Yasser Abdel Aziz, that Reham Saeed’s episode completely violates the media code, and describes the TV broadcaster’s defense of itself as “faded” and added that it is not allowed for a film to film an episode without knowing the extent of its legality, because Reham Saeed said it is She did not know that the trip she covered was illegal.
In exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia”, Abdel Aziz stated that the Supreme Council of the Media should allow the media and the party affiliated with it to be held accountable in the event of a professional error, given that the section was a clear promotion of illegal behavior, and this is contrary to professional standards and emphasizes that there is a trend. Handle caution with content that deals with topics related to animals or the environment.
And he went on to say: The story of the media, Reham Saeed, has many professional mistakes, which happened in more than one event, such as the episodes of “The Mall Girl” and “The Atheist Girl”, and that she constantly arouses controversy to increase viewership..
Minister of the Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, confirmed on the ministry’s official Facebook page that Reham Saeed made several mistakes during the episode, as Saeed did not receive the necessary permits to photograph a hunting trip for wild animals and hunt a wild animal..
The section also presented a false and unprofessional statement to promote illegal acts and behaviors through the use of prohibited hunting tools and methods as they cause harm to animals, which the Minister considered to be a clear violation of animal welfare and customs..
Egyptian law clearly criminalizes such travel, as Article (28) of Environmental Law No. 9 of 2009 states that “it is prohibited in any way to do any of the following: Hunting, killing or trapping of birds, wildlife and aquatic organisms, or possession, transport or export of them. Or import or trade with them, living or dead, in whole or in their parts or derivatives, or carry out measures that destroy their natural habitats, alter their natural properties or habitats, destroy their holes or destroy their eggs or products. “