The “festivals” crisis in Egypt.. Unions demand judicial control

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Guild demanded Musical professions headed by artist Hani Shaker And the Actors Guild headed by the artist Ashraf Zaki From the Egyptian Parliament, the need to resolve the problem of granting the status of judicial police to the two unions.

The two unions say that the matter is necessary in order for them to defend the social and moral values ​​that are being distorted by some artists due to their lack of commitment to public taste to purify the art scene, whom they consider intruders distorting Egyptian art and public taste and harming the prestige of Egyptian art. Egypt artistic.

This comes in the wake of the crisis of stopping the Syndicate of Musical Professions 19 festival singers Among them, Hamo Beka, Hassan Shakoush, Majdi Shata, Coriander, Throat, and others were withdrawn from work, and their annual permits to sing were withdrawn.

And(festivalsA term given to songs presented by people who often do not have a license to sing, and who resort to marketing themselves to songs that carry words and ideas that are described as being against Egyptian morals and principles, intentionally or unintentionally.

The Committee on Culture and Information in the House of Representatives, headed by Dr Doria Sharaf El Din A proposal by the government, at the request of some artists, to amend the Art Syndicate Law by adding articles granting its members the right of judicial seizure.

The parliamentary committee received representatives of the unions and insisted on granting them control, considering it a weapon to protect Egypt’s reputation and confront defamation in singing and acting. However, during the past two days, it has postponed resolving the matter until further discussions are opened with the representatives of the concerned unions.

Singer Hani Shaker, the head of the Musicians Syndicate, said before the Parliament Committee that the seizure "It makes us confront the mahraganat singers, and in the current situation we cannot confront them, and the most possible thing we can do is make a record against the transgressor".

Addressing his speech to parliamentarians, Shaker said: "We want your support in the House of Representatives because Egyptian art is facing a fierce and dangerous attack. May God protect Egypt".

"sell our country"

Speaking on behalf of the Syndicate of Representative Professions, its captain, Ashraf Zaki, said: "Under the slogan of freedom of creativity some are trying to sell our country, and we need legal weapons to confront this despicable, and if we are not given these weapons, we are innocent of what is happening; Therefore, we insist on judicial seizure; We are not against creativity or beautiful art, but against disrespect".

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In turn, the artist, Nabil Al-Halafawi, said in a tweet to him on "Twitter" The law establishing artistic unions, when it set the goals of its establishment, was the first goal to promote the arts of theater, cinema and music.

In turn, the novelist Doha Assi, a member of the Egyptian House of Representatives, confirmed in exclusive statements to the website "Sky News Arabia": "The Culture and Information Committee, headed by Dr. Doria Sharaf El-Din, has postponed the discussion of the number of articles of the Professional Syndicates Law submitted by the government regarding the amendment of some provisions of the law regarding the establishment of syndicates and the Federation of Syndicates of Acting, Film and Musical Professions, which guarantees the judicial control of technical syndicates.".

reservations

On the other hand, some critics and deputies expressed reservations about the proposal, and they expressed this in an interview with the website "Sky News Arabia".

Critic Magda Morris said that protecting public taste begins with returning artistic activities to schools and universities, presenting all types of arts on television screens, as was the case on Egyptian television before, and providing an opportunity for beautiful singing and creative music for all people.

She stressed that if the high cultural situation is supported and its access to the public is provided, public taste will automatically rise, as people will not go to low art if they find the good.

She said in exclusive statements to the site "Sky News Arabia" The granting of judicial seizure "A matter that needs a societal discussion among workers in all branches of Egyptian art".

As for the critic Magda Khairallah, she considered that the songs that cause corruption of taste have an audience and "If their owners are banned in Egypt, they will go to other countries and publish their songs on YouTube".

reassurance messages

Counselor Ahmed Rashad, a member of the Legislation Sector at the Ministry of Justice, responded to the criticism of the proposal in press statements that granting the status of a legal officer is codified in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure

Hani Shaker also sent a message of reassurance that: "Unions will be eager to deal with their members; Because in the end, the Musicians Syndicate represents Egyptian art, whether in acting, singing or cinema".

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Guild demanded Musical professions headed by artist Hani Shaker And the Actors Guild headed by the artist Ashraf Zaki From the Egyptian Parliament, the need to resolve the problem of granting the status of judicial police to the two unions.

The two unions say that the matter is necessary in order for them to defend the social and moral values ​​that are being distorted by some artists due to their lack of commitment to public taste to purify the art scene, whom they consider intruders distorting Egyptian art and public taste and harming the prestige of Egyptian art. Egypt artistic.

This comes in the wake of the crisis of stopping the Syndicate of Musical Professions 19 festival singers Among them, Hamo Beka, Hassan Shakoush, Majdi Shata, Coriander, Throat, and others were withdrawn from work, and their annual permits to sing were withdrawn.

And(festivalsA term given to songs presented by people who often do not have a license to sing, and who resort to marketing themselves to songs that carry words and ideas that are described as being against Egyptian morals and principles, intentionally or unintentionally.

The Committee on Culture and Information in the House of Representatives, headed by Dr Doria Sharaf El Din A proposal by the government, at the request of some artists, to amend the Art Syndicate Law by adding articles granting its members the right of judicial seizure.

The parliamentary committee received representatives of the unions and insisted on granting them control, considering it a weapon to protect Egypt’s reputation and confront defamation in singing and acting. However, during the past two days, it has postponed resolving the matter until further discussions are opened with the representatives of the concerned unions.

Singer Hani Shaker, head of the Musicians’ Syndicate, said before the Parliament Committee that the seizure “makes us confront the festival singers, and in the current situation we cannot confront them, and the maximum possible extent to do is to make a record against the transgressor.”

Addressing his speech to parliamentarians, Shaker said: “We want your support in the House of Representatives because Egyptian art is facing a fierce and dangerous attack, may God protect Egypt.”

“Sell our country”

Speaking on the behalf of the Syndicate of Representative Professions, its captain, Ashraf Zaki, said: “Under the slogan of freedom of creativity, some are trying to sell our country, and we need legal weapons to confront this despicable, and if we are not granted these weapons, we are innocent of what is happening, and therefore we insist on judicial control; we are not Against creativity or fine art, but against depravity.”

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In turn, the artist, Nabil Al-Halafawi, said in a tweet to him on “Twitter” that the law establishing artistic unions, when it set the goals of its establishment, was the first goal to advance the arts of theater, cinema and music.

In turn, the novelist Doha Assi, a member of the Egyptian Parliament, confirmed in exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia”: “The Culture and Media Committee headed by Dr. Doria Sharaf El-Din has postponed the discussion of the number of articles of the Professional Syndicates Law submitted by the government regarding the amendment of some provisions of the law regarding the establishment of Syndicates and the Federation of Syndicates of the Acting, Film and Musical Professions, which guarantees the judicial control of the artistic unions.

reservations

On the other hand, some critics and deputies expressed reservations about the proposal, and they expressed this in an interview with Sky News Arabia.

Critic Magda Morris said that protecting public taste begins with returning artistic activities to schools and universities, presenting all types of arts on television screens, as was the case on Egyptian television before, and providing an opportunity for beautiful singing and creative music for all people.

She stressed that if the high cultural situation is supported and its access to the public is provided, public taste will automatically rise, as people will not go to low art if they find the good.

She said in exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia” that granting the judicial seizure “is a matter that requires a societal discussion among workers in all branches of Egyptian art.”

As for the critic Magda Khairallah, she considered that the songs that cause corruption have an audience, and “if their owners were banned in Egypt, they would go to other countries and publish their songs on YouTube.”

reassurance messages

Counselor Ahmed Rashad, a member of the Legislation Sector at the Ministry of Justice, responded to the criticism of the proposal in press statements that granting the status of a legal officer is codified in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure

Hani Shaker also sent a message of reassurance that: “The unions will be keen to deal with their members, because in the end, the Musicians’ Syndicate represents Egyptian art, whether in acting, singing or cinema.”

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