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Egypt authorities takes Faraeen satellite TV channel off air

Tawfiq Okasha's Faraeen satellite channel, known for its anti-brotherhood stances, ceases transmission Thursday evening on orders of Egypt's state security apparatus

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Aug 2012
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Egyptian television channel Faraeen, owned by prominent talk show host Tawfiq Okasha, ceased transmission on Thursday at 5pm on orders of Egypt's state security apparatus.

According to security sources, the channel will remain off the air for at least one month.

The move comes amid ongoing legal investigations into Okasha, based on earlier lawsuits filed by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, which has accused Okasha of inciting violence against President Mohamed Morsi, who himself hails from the Brotherhood's ranks. 

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