Saturday, February 17, 2007

Destroying Hala Sarhan

It seemed that Hala Sarhan and her professional scandal will be the talk of the town in Egypt the next couple of weeks
Did you read Al-Ahram daily issue on Saturday 17/2 ??
Haft of the crime page and readers' Mails page were dedicated to the angry letters from those who hated Sarhan calling her all the kinds of names.
I heard that she appeared on Dubai TV last night and she cried and attacked the girls. Wow !! Crying Hala ,I really missed that one !!
If anyone caught this on TV please tell me.
Already she is in Dubai till now, she didn't come to Egypt despite she is on the arrest warrant list in the airport, a complete humiliation.
Sarhan said that she would come to Egypt and that she was not afraid of coming back to the end of that talk but I think she is afraid.
I read that she is gathering a big team of lawyers whom I bet that Farid El-Deeb will be among them and that she met with the billionaire Prince and owner of Rotana Cinema Channel Prince Waleed Ibn Talaal to have his support.
She attacked El-Mahawar TV channel and accused them of destroying her and this will bring to the title of the post "Destroying Hala Sarhan"
Yes, there is an attempt of Destroying Hala Sarhan professionally ,that's what I see by the orders of the government.
Hala Sarhan 's C.V
Look let's see the c.v of Sarhan first
Her PhD is not for Journalism or media as many think , it is in Ballet.
Her career began in the United States when she worked in the Arabic American TV then she married famous TV host Emad Adeeb of Orbit, then she got divorced from him
Her fame began from working in ART networks owned by Saudi Tycoon Sheikh Saleh Kamel.
The ART network in the past some of its channels were for subscription and their primary viewers are from the Gulf.

The fame of Hala came from discussing topics considered taboos in the Arabic Society from Sex mainly whether from homosexuality to secret marriage to magic to drugs and so on.
I saw her in the ART , she wasn't bad but it was kind of sad because it was always about Egyptians despite her denial , but really all the bad examples from Egypt and the Arab world is watching on the usual circus from Cairo.

Anyhow the bad thing in her, she is not serious like Mona El-Shazely or Oprah , she is more like a woman who likes to scream and laugh loudly.
The end of her work in ART came when Sheikh Saleh Kamel saw her acting inappropriate on TV during Ramadan, you see she also used to host actors and singers too and join them in singing and dancing stupidly.

So She packed her bags and moved to Egyptian channel , the second private channel in Egypt Dream TV owned by business man Ahmed Begat.
Honestly, she built this channel where she became a household name , no more subscription cable network, it is an open public channel.

 Sarhan made scoops there with the exclusive interview of Egyptian Billionaire Mohamed El-Fayed. She discussed important issues in then. Her producer in the channel was Wael Al-Abrashi who presents now on the same screen his fantastic TV Show "The truth"
The End of dream

Hala Sarhan was fired from the Dream TV channel after airing a program where a guest criticized Gamal Mubarak on air , back then from 4 years it was a great bold thing to criticize Junior on any screen , any how Sarhan was kicked so badly in a way I think all the real TV viewers didn't like it , I mean it wasn't her mistake that one of her guest criticized Junior

Sarhan in Dream TV tickled more political stuff and I guess that why she was punished then.

Anyhow Waleed Ibn Talaal took her in his Rotana channels as a head to Rotana cinema TV channel where she had several TV shows, mostly interviews with Cinema stars and Singers.

Sarhan is talented for sure, yet she seemed to me wasting her talents in that way
Silly actors and singers like Haifa Wahaby and Elissa with all the respect to their fans !!

Anyhow after the rise and return of talk shows in Egypt like on Dream TV which suffered for a while till Mona El-Shazely, the old co-worker of Sarhan in ART who left the channel taking her spot as a news night talk host

Sarhan didn't discuss any important or taboo thing in the channel which is owned by an Arab, yet when she saw that every one returned to the game of discussing Taboos, she returned back to her old hobby, opening Taboos

But there were several problems or barriers met her that time:
  1. It is owned by An Arab business men, many Egyptians including my self find it silly to discuss Egypt sensitive problems in Arabic channels alone without mentioning to our dear Arabic friends
  2. Her style became more and more provoking, rude with everyone
  3. It is all about Sex and women , certainty not all our social problem is about Sex and Women, in fact I believe those two things and their problems are the product of other social problems
  4. She became so silly from hosting silly actors and singers really.
  5. She is no longer in Cable network, she is in open air now and some sensitive episodes had to be rated for +18, at least in Oprah they got warnings
  6. Sarhan learned her lesson and avoid any political debate at all and it seemed to me that there was a great censorship on her TV shows more than anyone,I mean the next half of her episode with Nawal El-Sadawy wasn't aired , same thing happened to the episode of Bani -Mazaar Slayer with detained MB Talaat El-Sadaat!!
Unfortunately she did the forbidden thing and attacked the authorities and the police

The Unofficial conspiracy of destroying Hala Sarhan

During a series of episodes about prostitutes in Egypt , one of the girls "alleged prostitute" said that "whores give money to Police to protect them" !!!

Very dangerous and humiliating accusation to the Egyptian Police which already is facing huge criticism because of the torture cases !!

It is not about the girls who pretend to be whores or the integrity of media ,it is about accusing the Egyptian Police with a dirty charge not publicly but regionally  and that's why Sarhan is facing those charges that would destroy her career if she is found guilty

This is not a conspiracy theory but it seemed to me that Hala knows very well that there are higher orders to destroy her and that's why she is in Dubai, that's why she is crying there.

I am sorry but Hala cries , for God Sake, she is a very strong woman and strong women don't usually cry on air in front of millions except knowing it is the last refuge

Al-Ahram newspaper whose assistant editor in Chief Syad Ali who exposed this case, is an official public newspaper.

Nothing is published in it except by the approval of the security authorities. The daily Op-eds of famous Fahamy Howaidy and Salama Ahmed Salama weren't published for days because of the censorship and how security didn't like what they wrote.

I respect Syad Ali so so so much and by the way, Al-Ahram didn't publish first it was the independent Daily El-Masry El-Youm newspaper.

Of course the one who made a scoop , a real one is El-Mahawar TV show "90 minutes" whose producer was visiting Syad Ali in his office in "Al-Ahram" when he met and saw the girls and thus brought the cameras and made interviews with them and the interviews were aired that night.

El-Mahawar channel is known to be a NDP speaker , on the contrary of Dream TV that despite the fact that its owner is from the NDP business Tycoon it became the opposition speaker in Egypt.

El-Mahawar and Al-Ahram are now leading a crusade against Hala in a strange way, those are government controlled media outlets and thus the reason may not be as they say , of course a man like Syad Ali already known to his rejection to the kind of media Hala used to present for a long time so I am surprised by his attack but I am surprised with the side of the attack in Al-Ahram and El-Mahawar.

Look let's be frank, the girls are not that innocent, in fact they are mistaken. Yes, they are poor and in desperate need to money but this need made them not only lie but defame themselves

And I guess that well Hala's defense will depend on that, already she wondered how the people compared her to girls who said that they were whores only for 400 pounds , they can be liars.

Now to my Egyptian Chronicles Scoop

From a reliable source , from someone who works in TV field in as TV host yet more international than Hala Sarhan , this is a campaign to destroy her professionally , already  from a professional legal point of view , it is not the mistake of Hala Sarhan as long as she is not a member in the producing crew , she is only the TV presenter who hosts the guests the producers bring to her , it is the mistake of the producers who fabricate the sources , she only reads what she is given too , but of course you have another problem that is the girls saying that she met them face to face and knew their reality and so .
That reliable source tole us that this is a campaign to destroy her

Hala Sarhan knows very good especially that no one of her glamorous friends from actors, singers and directors are standing with her, close friends like Youssra and director Inas El-Dagady , where are they ??

They know very well that it is not good to stand with her despite she stood with them because they know it is not the right time , she is being punished now.

Another proof on my theory is that no official newspaper or even independent beside El-Dostor made an interview with her defending herself , may be it is intelligent of herself to have interview with El-Dostor weekly, the leading opposition independent best selling newspaper but it is strange already when I think about now , Al-Ahram Daily is leading the crusade and Al-Akhabr is acting as nothing happened at all.

Same thing like all the public publications in Egypt, of course I don't include the cheap tabloids
Everyone is repeating the same stories over and over.

One of the guests of Hala in those bloody doomed episodes Director Magady Mohamed Ali says that it is an attempt to destroy and defame Hala.

I don't know when Hala is coming back to Egypt, I mean staying in Dubai makes her look worst than ever
You know I think that what hurts Hala so much now is the fact that most people in Egypt are angry from her , yes they don't respect those girls either but Hala is a provoking personality.

Yes, she is talented but rude and provoking, she can be sometimes arrogant but we must bear in mind she discusses topics conservative society in a country like in Egypt that doesn't like to discuss on air in that disgusting way.
That's why many are happy to for her destruction process happening right now as some looks to her as a caller to feminism and secularism.
For me she is an annoying talented person who is paying the mistakes of being hypocrite to the gulf billionaires , yes I am sorry for the tough words , but why didn't the editing crew of Hala Sarhan go to Dubai to have interviews with the Russian and Indian prostitutes !! why they didn't go to the Women prison in Egypt ??

Stop insulting Egypt, I didn't have problem with Sarhan in Dream TV but I don't tolerate our insult in Arabic screens because we are enough of being accused all sorts of bad things in the Arab world


  1. She is also very vulgar and obscene smart ass

  2. exposing the police that's the mother of all taboos in Egypt. the egyptians are torn between the extremets and the government. prostitution is the oldest profession in the world and Egypt is part of that world. but some people don't like to uncover the dirt, they're happy with status quo, that's why we're going backwards,Hala Sarhan will be destroyed and we will have El Nas channel to watch

  3. Oh yes Amre,she is very vulgar in her style so much

    Anonymous , well I thought that agrivulture is the oldest profession in the world , anyhow the thing is not about uncover hidden truth may be the police just get sick from being blamed for all what it is happening torturr , maadi Slayers and now this dirty accusation of a woman like Sarhan watched regionally
    Hala Sarhan may be destroyed but we won't have to watch El-Nas channel ,you got Dream and you got the remote control

  4. I can't believe that she crid on Tv. I percieve her as a very strong woman.

    Why do you people think of it this way? Hala Sarhan wasn't intending to trash Egyptians, all what she wants to do is highlighting a problem you have in Egypt. I am sure in Jordan we have the same issue.

    In our Arabic societies we have many problems. We have been ignoring them for centuries. Isn't this the time to wake up and start facing out problems instead of covering them and crucifying those who do point them out?

  5. You know Observer if it were n't my relative who told about her cry on Duabi TV ,I wouldn't believe it
    About Sarhan I think it is about trashing the Egyptians or it is in Arabic society as it is about her style , for example I imagined MOna Shazely to be in her place and how the people's reaction will differ
    The problem of Sarhan that she discusses taboos in the same way she interviews Haifa Wahaby and that makes people more angry I think

  6. i think that the whole hala serhan issue is to distract people from more important things or maybe a very specific thing.
    it is by chance that hala serhan is now the victim it could be any other person or any other story.
    hala serhan is a victim, they are putting her under the spot in order to hide other issues, u should search elsewhere for the real problem and not this shallow one, because it is already known not just in egypt but everywhere in the arab world that the prostitution is nothing new.
    and by the way, it is same story as the caricatures of Mohamad in the dans newspapers and the whole problem that was raised around in the arab world and how the people where manipulated by their government to attack and violently condemn these things while each and every day the islam, the arabs and the muslim people are being attacked and discriminated everyday in the whole world and no body fight for this or even care about.
    how easily people can fall under these traps, it is a big sign of ignorance.

  7. part of what you said in true ,but the strange thing Egyptians reached to the level that they don't care now to watch what is going to happen
    may be because they began to understand the game, it became like Maadi Slayer thing


  9. Look, here's Hala Sarhan interviewing El Naschie about his candidacy for President of Egypt.

  10. I think its absolutly ridiculos that you put an entire artical about her in this way. yes indeed the essence of most of the problems in Egypt are Sex and Women.
    For a very simple reason: Man treat women like they were treated 1600 years ago. Sex is still tabboo soo if there is something that i needed to be talked about then its Sex. Do your reaserch better before you talk s**t and cry about Egypt. Egypts cries for its people, not the other way around.

    And for all you people who think this is a jew/european/american or whatever writing this.... NO



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