After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS

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General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had aired a promo for the interview noting that the Egyptian ambassador to Washington contacted the program producers and told them the interview could not be aired. This opened the door to speculations about the issues that General Sisi raised during the interview, giving the TV network a great opportunity to promote it under the title of “The Interview Egypt’s Government Doesn’t Want on TV“.This report highlights the most salient comments made by Sisi, which contradict previous statements made by State agencies, Sisi himself, and international human rights organizations reports. The report also explores the interview’s impact on the image of Sisi before the US decision-maker and the American citizen in general.


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