A Journalists Syndicate disciplinary committee started on Monday an investigation into TV host Ahmed Moussa, who is accused of violating journalistic ethics by publishing alleged photos of renowned Egyptian director and parliamentarian Khaled Youssef with a naked woman.
The syndicate’s high board voted for disciplinary action in December against Moussa.
The vote came after some 150 journalists signed a complaint letter accusing Moussa of misusing his media channel to "insult people and invade their personal lives," demanding that he be questioned and banned from appearing on screen.
Youssef denied that these pictures, in which the faces of the couple were blurred, were of him.
Moussa later apologised to Youssef on his TV show on the Sadaa El-Balad channel, describing the filmmaker as a “courageous man for not filing a legal complaint against me.”
The controversial TV host claimed he did not mean to defame Youssef on purpose.