Egypt Cracks Down on Satirists and Media


muslim-brotherhood-mohammed-morsiBassem Youssef, an Egyptian satirist who has made fun of President Mohamed Morsi on television, will be investigated by prosecutors following an accusation that he undermined the leader’s standing, a judicial source has said. Youssef rose to fame with a satirical online program that has been compared to Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” in the U.S.

In a separate case, the independent daily al-Masry al-Youm is being investigated by the prosecutor following a complaint from the presidency accusing it of “spreading false news representing a danger to civil peace, public security and affecting the presidency.”

{Andy Newscenter}


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