Live coverage of war pushes Dina, Alissa and Adel Imam out of the spotlight
Live coverage of war in Iraq has been the main and only highlight on all TV stations around the world. Singers like Alissa, Amr Diab, Ragheb Alama, actors such as Adel Imam, Ahmad Zaki, and scandals like that of former belly dancer Dina, have all been driven away from the spotlight and all screens for the sake of bringing live footage of events in Iraq by the hour.
Most TV stations have been broadcasting events on a 24 hour basis not leaving room for any other sort of entertainment. Brave television reporters from around the world have daringly put their lives on stake for the sake of filming actual and detailed live coverage of the war on Iraq.
According to the Kuwaiti based daily, Al Watan, reporters have been portraying actual footage of bombing, killings, and everything else that is happening in Iraq, risking their lives for the sake of loyalty to their profession. All the advanced war weaponry like the "Tomahak", "B52", or any other have been the highlight of the war as much as the manner in which the events are been broadcasted under such crucial and dangerous circumstance by brave individuals.
On their part, since these times are somewhat slow with regards to acting and singing, a large number of Arab singers held an operetta "Kulna Ma3an" (We Are All Together) to show their support for the Iraqi and Palestinian people in their times of suffering. The singers called on Arab leaders to stand by Iraq and Palestine and unite as one.
The operetta originally written by Hilim Baker, was sung at the Cairo Opera House. Raja Bil Maleeh, Thikra, Ameerah, Arkan Foad, Nadia Mostafa were among the many singers who took part in it.
Earlier this month, the Egyptian democratic national party organized a march for peace consisting of over one million protestors from all over Egypt. The march, which featured a large number of actors, singers, political parties, businesses, and average citizens, was in support of Iraq and against a possible US attack.
Protestors wanted the Iraqi people to know they stand by their side and do not aid war on them or any other Arab nation. Solidarity with the Palestinian people was also expressed at the march, where actors like Egyptian comedian Adel Imam gave a speech expressing his full support for Iraq and Palestine and said that Egypt is with peace and not war. This view was shared among all those who took part in the march reflecting Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s stance.
A number of important figures gave speeches leading to the same idea of putting an end to suffering and allowing peace to take over. Heads of local and satellite television channels also gave speeches stressing the need for Arab leaders to make a stance and stop any possible attack on Iraq. People also called for leaders to pay more attention to the Palestinians and their daily sufferings, which for some reason have been neglected and destruction of their land and people remains. The overall message given at the march was “Yes to Peace, No to War”. –Albawaba.com
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