Special Edition from the Global Media Forum | Agenda
Published on 2 Jul 2014
In this special edition: Brent Goff talks to the man dubbed the Egyptian “Jon Stewart”, satirist Bassem Youssef, and to Egyptian photo blogger and “The BOBS” award winner Mosaab Elshamy.
Also read and watch on Deutsche Welle:
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has canceled his show, citing the unsuitable climate in Egypt. Hounded by Morsi and military alike, he said that he was tired of “worrying about my safety and that of my family.”
Also read and watch on CNN
File: Egyptian satirist and television host Bassem Youssef, pictured here in 2013, announced on Monday his political satirical show will no longer air on Egyptian TV.
- Bassem Youssef: “I’m tired of … worrying about my safety and that of my family,”
- He shot to fame during the 2011 revolution when he mocked Hosni Mubarak
- He’s gone on to satirically poke at other Egyptian leaders
(CNN) — In a decision many might consider a blow to freedom of dissent in Egypt, one of the nation’s most popular comedians, Bassem Youssef, announced on Monday his political satirical show will no longer air on Egyptian TV.
Also Read on Al Jazeera
Supporters of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi burn a poster with a photo of Bassem Youssef, the man known as “Egypt’s Jon Stewart,” and Arabic that reads, “not Egypt, you are degrading to the media, fifth column,” during a protest in Cairo in 2013. Amr Nabil/AP