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Bassem Youssef joins MBC Misr channel
The popular TV host and Satirist to return back to the screen, this time on MBC Misr next February 2014
Ahram Online , Monday 30 Dec 2013
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Famous TV host and satirist Bassem Youssef signed with MBC group this week and will return back to the screen in February 2014, sources in MBC told Ahram Online.

Youssef signed a contract with Saudi-owned MBC group in Dubai five days ago to present his controversial TV show “Al Bernamig” on MBC Misr and probably another channel on the MBC network, the sources added.

Youssef's internationally renowned TV show was suspended on the Egyptian TV channel CBC after the first episode of the third season allegedly for mocking army chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi's supporters and admirers.

QSoft, the production company of Youssef's show terminated the contract with CBC channel after the latter accused QSoft and Youssef's crew of breaching the contract between them.

Prosecutors are investigating complaints by El-Sisi supporters who said Youssef insulted the popular defense minister and the Egyptian armed forces.



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Mohamed
31-12-2013 09:48am
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not true
that was not true, neither Abdel Fataah El Sisi nor his supporter requested the abandonment or termination of El Bernameg. its about a breach of contract between CBC and Bassem Youssef. accordingly, please do not speak about free media. as this shall not the issue. at the end, Bassem Youssef will present El Bernameg from another channel. logically, if Abdel Fatah El Sisi was responsible for the termination of El Bernameg, he would prevent him from presenting any program in the Egyptian TV. and i think he can do that. thanks
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Tamer
31-12-2013 02:44pm
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Saba E. Demian, M.D, why don't you get your facts right Mo is right it will be broadcasted in Egypt not in saudi. Are you joking saudi where the king supports el sisi so logically if he does anything against el sisi then he will still get caught because saudis love Egypt and we love saudi and hoe them all the best for the future.
Saba E. Demian, M.D.
31-12-2013 12:51pm
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not true?
This gentleman is uninformed. Dr. Youssef will broadcast his program from Saudi Arabia and not Egypt. Mr. Mohamed should get his facts straight before rebutting a logical commentary.
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Saba E. Demian, M.D.
31-12-2013 01:31am
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Is the Freedom of the Media dead in Egypt?
It is a sad day when the Egyptians and their leaders cannot face political satire gracefully. Dr. Bassem Youssef, a cardiac surgeon, is a rare phenomenon in a land which was ruled by an iron fist of autocracy for six decades. This intolerance by the leadership in Egypt is a sure sign of what is to come, another form of autocracy, once more possibly by the military men. This trend is what we expect of an Islamist regime. It is rather puzzling that a so-called ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an Islamist State, is the fair haven for a liberal like Dr. Youssef. All the guarantees in the new constitution protecting the freedom of speech and expression are cast by the wayside. The media in all its forms is one of the strong arms of a free people. Lose it at your risk. This would lead to another form of enslavement. Saba E. Demian, M.D.
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Farhan
31-12-2013 03:07pm
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@Faraz, Sorry I didn't read your comment completely
Thanks for making it clear
Faraz
31-12-2013 12:52pm
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Freedom of Egypt Media
Dear Farhan, you are right I'm talking about Mars but supporters of current junta r living in Mars.They don't differentiate about a joke and homour how one can blame me..? How stupidly and blindly they liked my negative comments.
Farhan
31-12-2013 10:31am
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@Faraz, Do you live on Mars ?
Anti government media is completely banned, people are allowed to median only if they are not talking any thing against current government. Even Bassem's show was banned because of this reason, Many Islamic channels are banned, Al Jazeera office was closed just after coup, You call it freedom ?
Faraz
31-12-2013 07:39am
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Freedom of Media in Egypt
You cannot fool the world from your bias comments and propaganda .Egyptian media is enjoying its full freedom today that never seen in history. Egyptians have full freedom of expression, freedom of speech and opinion. Our new papers & new channels along with International media is running in Egypt smoothly with any hurdle from the state. Journalists are performing their profession duties without any fear and restrictions. All Egyptians, regardless their sex ,gender, religion, belief and political affiliations have full freedom to express their view and opinion without fear and restriction on the streets .The state is run democratically and every policy is adopted after consultation with people not with Army. Army and Judiciary has no role in politics and state affairs as they are being cared by our elected cabinet having fully authorised by the great majority of the Egyptian in the ballot paper. Dear Saba don’t use the language of biased global media and so called un-democratic Islam
Albert
31-12-2013 06:51am
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Don't Forget : We are at war
Without any doubt Youssef is one of the heros from June 30. His dogged and courageous resistance to morsi was inspirational to many. Now, like Britain during the war, we are in a struggle every bit as existential. Our soldiers are martyred every day for the sake of our freedom from the brotherhood t
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Robby
31-12-2013 06:06am
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Sign of weakness
Trying to censor humor and free speech is a sure sign of weakness.

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