Feature

Where Is Bassem Youssef Today? At Harvard!

Where Is Bassem Youssef Today? At Harvard!

harv

Bassem Youssef has been out of the spotlight since his satire show, El Bernameg, was cancelled in May 2014.

After months of uncertainty, Bassem Youssef proudly tweeted that he has been chosen as a Resident Fellow at Harvard.

According to the Harvard Institute of Politics, Resident Fellows interact with students, develop and lead weekly study groups, and are afforded opportunities to participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community.

Regarding this Spring’s Resident Fellows, Harvard IOP’s Director Maggie Williams said the Fellows reflect wide political impact.

“Our Spring Fellows class reflects the powerful impact political engagement can have both inside and outside of government,” the Director.

Bassem Youssef and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show have become close acquaintances
Bassem Youssef and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show have become close acquaintances

During the governance of Egypt by deposed President Mohammed Morsi, Dr. Youssef’s show became the most watched television show in Egypt. In 2013, Youssef was chosen as one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world.

However, the political satirist announced the end of his show in May 2014, citing an unwelcoming political atmosphere.

“The present climate is not suitable for this political satire program,” said Dr Youssef. “I am tired of fearing and worrying about my personal safety of me and for my family.”

“Maybe disappearance of Al-Bernameg will force [people/revolutionaries] to think about new, more creative means of [opposition].”

This Heartbreaking Video Exposes The Reality of Female Genital Mutilation
He Had To Choose Between His Egyptian Nationality And Freedom. He Chose Freedom.

Subscribe to our newsletter


Feature
@egyptianstreets

Quick clicks. Making it lighter.

More in Feature

The Young Egyptian Girl Dedicating Her Time to Make Children With Cancer Smile

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 13, 2018

‘MAYDAY’: The New Egyptian App Providing Roadside Assistance Services

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 12, 2018

“People Here Never Look at the Sky”: Diary of a Sinai Girl Living in Cairo

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 4, 2018

‘Hawa Dawa’: The Egyptian Fighting Air Pollution Using Artificial Intelligence

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 2, 2018

The Sherine Incident: A Tale of Two Niles

Tara JoshiNovember 2, 2018

Adopting a Plant-Based Diet: a Guide to Eating Green in Cairo

Nour EltiganiNovember 1, 2018

Can Egypt Perpetuate a Prosperous Future in Sustainable Architecture?

Fatma KhaledOctober 26, 2018

The Magic of Simon’s Crafts: Farming in Austria

Sami AwaOctober 26, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.