DW drops Egyptian journalist after 'FB post calling for acid attack' on activist Mahienour
Ahram Online, , Friday 19 Aug 2016
The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said it might also pursue legal action against the journalist

Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has said it has ended its relationship with a freelance journalist due to comments he apparently made on social media calling for violence against well-known activist Mahienour El-Massry.

Earlier this week activists began circulating online a Facebook post apparently written by a Nagy Abbas on his FB page, identifying himself as a journalist for Deutsche Welle Arabic, in which he urges readers to "kidnap Mahienour and give her a quarter-litre of acid to drink and pour the rest on her face."

El-Massry, a prominent leftist rights activist from Alexandria, was released last week from prison after serving a 15-month sentence on charges relating to a protest in the spring of 2013.

The media company said on their Arabic website that Abbas "clearly called for conducting an illegal act against Egyptian rights activist Mahienour El-Massry,"

DW added that as a broadcaster "it does not tolerate such actions in any form," confirming that it has ended the journalist's contract and might pursue further legal action.