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TV presenter Amr Ellissy removed from travel-ban list: MENA

In November, Egyptian authorities prevented Ellissy from travelling to the United Arab Emirates upon a decision from the public prosecutor's office

Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Dec 2016
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TV presenter Amr Ellisy (Photo: Ahram)
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TV presenter Amr Ellissy travelled to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday after his name was removed from an official travel-ban list, MENA quoted sources at Cairo airport as saying.
 
In late November, Egyptian authorities prevented Ellissy from traveling to the United Arab Emirates upon a decision from the public prosecutor's office, informing him that his name has been placed on a travel-ban list.
 
Ellissy is the host of a TV show called One of the People, broadcast on the privately owned Al-Hayat satellite TV channel, which has recently provoked widespread controversy.
 
In an episode last October, He conducted a man-on-the-street interview with a Tuk Tuk driver who spoke angrily about the economic and political situation in Egypt, slamming successive administrations for nearly four minutes.
 
The driver criticized government expenditure on national mega-projects and celebrations that exceeds spending on education.
 
After the episode aired, the interview went viral on social media platforms, triggering a public debate.
 
Ellissy was widely criticized by viewers and social media users who claimed that the interview was staged.
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