Bassem Youssef the Egypt Jon Stewart Is Back on Television

Bassem Youssef the Egypt Jon Stewart Is Back on Television

Bassem Youssef is the most popular Egyptian television political satirist whose show was suspended in October 2013 by private broadcaster CBC. Youssef is dubbed as the “Egypt Jon Stewart.” The reason for his show’s Al Bernameg withdrawal, as described by CBC, is the violation of the editorial policy and contractual regulations.¬† He was also attacked […]

Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart of Egypt Pulled from Broadcast

Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart of Egypt Pulled from Broadcast

Minutes before the 10pm airtime Friday in Egypt, CBC network pulled the Bassem Youssef show. Instead, viewers saw a statement that there were contractual and content issues. This was the networks response the first show, which aired last week, kicking off his third season. The Bassem Youssef show is a satire show on political topics […]

Bassem Youssef, Egyptian Satirist, Opens New Season of TV show with a Bang

Bassem Youssef, Egyptian Satirist, Opens New Season of TV show with a Bang

Bassem Youssef is not new to controversy. He’s been the number one most watched and most talked about TV persona in Egypt during Mohammed Morsi’s presidential term. Amidst pro-army nationalist atmosphere with great sympathy and admiration of the masses to defense minister, General Abdel Fatah El-Sissi,¬†Youssef made a bold entrance, hinting subtly that his satire […]