In previous years, television programs during Ramadan, were of substance. This year, however, drama has taken over from such programs and left people to channel surf through the mass of soap operas. A bitter sarcasm has overtaken the airwaves directed either towards current social and political issues or the main guest on the program. But nothing was outstanding.
The channels are crowded with many different types of program, amongst which the most popular is the talk show, the main purpose of which often appears to be to embarrass the celebrity with impertinent questions. Considered one of most popular of these shows is Blesan Moaaredik (Your Opponent's Tongue) where eminent presenter Tony Khalifa interviews the likes of Egyptian director Inas al–Deghedi. Another, Bedon Reqaba (Without Censorship) presented by Waffa al–Kilany has a similar format.