News

Egypt’s Bassem Youssef Wins Silver Medal For ‘Best TV Host’ At New York Festivals

Egypt’s Bassem Youssef Wins Silver Medal For ‘Best TV Host’ At New York Festivals

newyorkk

Egypt’s political satirist Bassem Youssef and his off-air show Al-bernameg reaped the silver medal at the 2015 New York Festivals, World’s Best TVs and Films on Tuesday.

Youssef, whose show has gone off-air since June 2014, was branded as ‘best host’ in the festival.

The festival honours all lengths and forms of programming from over 50 countries.

Heart surgeon-turned television host Youssef gained popularity shortly after the January 25 uprising which toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

The political satirist remained critical of the consequent regimes which ruled Egypt since then; the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and the military-installed interim regime which followed his ouster in July 2013.

He announced the suspension of his show, which moved from one  satellite network to the next after facing criticism, a day before Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was officially elected as Egypt’s president.

Youssef had said then that “the show, in its current form, will not be allowed to resume airing neither on MBC nor on any other Egyptian or Arabic channel.”

Egypt's Government Orders Demolition of Mubarak's Party HQ
Two Students Killed In North Egypt Terror Attack

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Former Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Mahdi Akef Dies at 89

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

US to Consider Restoring Halted Military Aid to Egypt: Trump

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

President Al-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2017

President Al-Sisi Meets Israel’s Netanyahu Publicly For The First Time in New York

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2017

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted By Egypt Courts After Four-Year Imprisonment

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017
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.