Egypt: State broadcaster allegedly banned songs of Hany Shaker

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Egypt:

State broadcaster allegedly banned songs of Hany Shaker

Two of the famous Egyptian singer Hany Shaker’s latest songs, ‘Eid Wahda’ and ‘Sout El Shohy’, allegedly have been banned from broadcasting by the country’s public service radio and tv channels, reported Ahram Online on 15 August 2011

“In spite of the Egyptian State Television’s dedication to supporting the revolution and the implementation of ‘freedom of expression’ ideology, two of Egyptian singer Hany Shaker’s patriotic songs remain banned from broadcasting,” Ahram Online reported.

According to the news provider, authorities have complained about one verse in ‘Sout El Shohy’.

Ahram Online wrote that the two songs “have never been aired”, which is not in itself proof that they have actually been blacklisted or banned. Freemuse is presently requesting and searching for evidence or documentation as to whether an actual ban has been issued, and in such case more details about how the ban has been formulated.

Huge musical production
Hany Shaker has published 29 albums and more than 400 songs. His Facebook group entitles him “The Prince of Arabic Singing”.




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Ahram Online – 15 August 2011:

‘Egyptian State TV bans songs of Hany Shaker’


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Biography in Wikipedia – the open encyclopedia:

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