Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced her ministry would offer a reward of 1 million Egyptian pounds (about $100,000) to any TV series airing during the upcoming Ramadan that does not feature any smoking or drug use.
As reported by Al-Monitor’s Egypt Pulse, Wali's announcement came on the televised programme Hona el-Asema on CBC. The minister confirmed that she was taking this step because cinematic and TV productions exaggerate smoking and drug use in Egyptian society.
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