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After 3 months, Bassem Youssef back on Egyptian TV

After 3 months, Bassem Youssef back on Egyptian TV

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following a three-month hiatus, Bassem Youssef and his satirical Al-Barnameg program returned to Egyptian screens on Friday evening, with the controversial TV host taking aim at the state of Sisi-mania that has gripped post-Mursi Egypt. The...
Bassem Youssef’s Al-Barnameg back in February

Bassem Youssef’s Al-Barnameg back in February

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef and his controversial Al-Barnameg TV program are set to return to Egyptian television screens in February 2014, according to his father Judge Ra’fat Youssef. The third series of Bassem Youssef’s hit weekly...
Bassem Youssef controversy continues in court

Bassem Youssef controversy continues in court

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Bassem Youssef is a name that has been generating a lot of controversy over the past few weeks. On this occasion, however, the controversy is not over the broadcast of his popular satirical program, Al-Barnameg, but rather CBC TV’s...
Bassem Youssef hits back in op-ed

Bassem Youssef hits back in op-ed

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has been largely absent from public life since November 2, when the second episode of the third season of his popular weekly television program Al-Barnameg (“The Program”) was cancelled at the last...
Bassem Youssef’s show suspended

Bassem Youssef’s show suspended

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Minutes before the second episode of the third season of Al-Barnameg was scheduled to be aired, its host channel announced that it would not be broadcast. Khairy Ramadan, a news anchor at CBC, the private channel that airs popular Egyptian...