1. al-bernameg

    Egypt's ‘Daily Show’ Suspended

    Egyptian satirist and television host Bassem Youssef is surrounded by his supporters upon his arrival at the public prosecutor's office in the high court in Cairo, on March 31, 2013.  Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of popular satirist Youssef over alleged insults to Islam and to President Mohamed Morsi, in the latest clampdown on critical media.  AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Egyptian political satirist, Bassem Youssef, who is often considered Egypt's version of The Daily Show star Jon Stewart, had his show al-Bernameg suspended mere minutes before going on air Friday. The show's channel, privately-owned CDC, said al-Bernameg  violated editorial policies and will remain suspended until the problem is solved. Last week, Egypt's public prosecutor ordered an investigation of the show after several viewers complained about a sketch in which Youssef joked about chocolate bars being made in the image of Egyptian Army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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