News

Ibrahim Eissa Ends Television Show After ‘Pressure’

Ibrahim Eissa Ends Television Show After ‘Pressure’

18207895184ad125840f24c3fa7d84c2ef3398c3fd

Egyptian television personality Ibrahim Eissa cancelled his show in an announcement on Sunday.

It is not clear whether the show, which aired on the privately-owned Al-Qahera Wel Nas television channel, was cancelled by Eissa himself or the television network.

In a statement released on Sunday, Eissa, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Maqal newspaper, said that he had been “heavy burdens” subjecting him to “surrounding pressure.”

“I accept that this is the suitable moment to stop the show. I think that events would lead me to postpone television expression to another stage and time,” said Eissa in the statement.

Meanwhile, a separate statement by the television network said that Eissa looked forward to a lighter workload and that he planned to dedicate more of his time to writing.

Eissa and another Egyptian television anchor, Lamees Al-Hadidi, were the first to interview Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi after he was elected President in 2014.

The Egyptian journalist and anchor has recently been vocal in his criticism of the Egyptian government and parliament. Eissa has publicly opposed the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia and has called for the release of some prisoners who he believes are wrongly imprisoned.

Egypt Military Court Sentences 148 Morsi Supporters to Life Imprisonment
35 Killed in New Year's Nightclub Terror Attack in Istanbul

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Will Mark World Cleanup Day with 4 Massive Eco Campaigns

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2019

Egypt Issues Arrest Warrant for Italian Diplomat Accused of Smuggling Antiquities

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 17, 2019

Egypt Plans Nation-Wide Citizen Input Workshops to Discuss State Budget

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2019

Egypt Condemns Drone Attack on Two of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Oil Facilities

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2019

Sisi Says Videos on Government Corruption Full of ‘Lies’ and ‘Slander’

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 14, 2019

Egypt-Belgium MoU Secures EGP 16 m For Baron Palace Renovation

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 13, 2019

Egypt Appoints New Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 12, 2019

London School of Economics Denies Reports of Deal to Open Branch in Egypt’s New Capital

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2019
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.