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Egypt TV criticized for suspending popular satire

November 2, 2013 • Entertainment


Egyptian youths chant slogans during a demonstration in support of Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef after a local TV station stops the airing of his show in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. A prominent Egyptian statesman criticized Saturday a local TV station for stopping the airing of a widely popular satire show by Youssef, describing the decision as unwise and harmful to the country. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

CAIRO (AP) — A private Egyptian TV station came under fire from public figures and fans of a widely popular satirist Saturday after it blocked the airing of his weekly show critical of the military and the country’s recent nationalist fervor.

Minutes before the program of Bassem Youssef, often compared to U.S. comedian Jon Stewart, was to air Friday, broadcaster CBC Login to read more

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