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Bassem Youssef

Show banned

2 Jun, 2014

Youssef holds a press conference to say that his show was banned for the second time in less than a year. He says MBC channel, which airs his program, has been under extreme pressure to cancel the political satire program. His associates told Reuters that his latest show, never broadcast, had made fun of the low turnout in the presidential vote, the pro-Sisi media frenzy and women supporters dancing at polling stations. 

I thank MBC Masr for hosting us and I can’t blame it for the pressures it had been put under. It was more than it could handle. Those who think there has not been pressure are delusional…We hope to live the day when we can do the show the way we want it, with no pressures.

An MBC group spokesman said the network had nothing to do with the decision to pull the show off air.


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