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Fresh Air Weekend: Bassem Youssef; 'Homegrown Terrorists'; Baby's First Food

NPR - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.
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Bassem Youssef to Host Satirical Series for Fusion's New Digital Platform F-Comedy

Variety - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Fusion has inked a production deal with Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef who will host a digital series titled “The Democracy Handbook” for the channel's new digital platform, F-Comedy.

'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef Will Now Satirize US Democracy

NPR - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Bassem Youssef created what became the most popular TV show in Egypt's history, but the government had the show cancelled, and Youssef fled Egypt.

Egyptian Comic Bassem Youssef Signs With UTA And Anonymous Content

Deadline - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
EXCLUSIVE: Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian comic, satirist, one-time cardiac surgeon and official friend of Jon Stewart, has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content.
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Cairo's Soviet-Style Silencing

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
On Monday night, I had the privilege to co-host the opening keynote event of the festival with the Arab world's most recognized comedian, Bassem Youssef, a.k.a. “Egypt's own Jon Stewart.” Sadly, Egyptians no longer can enjoy Youssef's work - or many ...

L'animateur égyptien Bassem Youssef a signé un contrat pour une nouvelle émission satirique aux Etats-Unis

Agence Ecofin - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
(Agence Ecofin) - Le célèbre animateur égyptien, Bassem Youssef, sera de retour à la télévision. Il va animer une nouvelle émission satirique aux Etats-Unis, dans le cadre d'un contrat de production avec la société de médias Fusion qui a une envergure ...
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Ten Things We've Learned From the Egyptian Revolution

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
They babble all day and night about how we all should praise the regime. They spread false news. They're one sided. And they brainwash everyone who listens to them.
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The new BBC News presenter Dan Walker may be pious, but he better not be po-faced too - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
There are, of course, honourable exceptions: Pope Francis, Rabbi Lionel Blue, the wickedly funny Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, who never criticises Islam yet mercilessly pillories those who harness its teachings in the service of fascism. Pope ...
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The Battle for the Web: Five Years After Egypt's #Jan25 Uprising

EFF - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
As Egyptians fight to liberate the Internet at home, Egyptian politics may find a new space in US culture. Bassem Youssef, whose TV show Al Bernameg reached audiences beyond Egypt's airwaves via YouTube before it was forced off the air, will soon have ...
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Egypt: Coptic Teens Tried for Video 'Mimicking Jihadists'

Crossmap - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The case against Muller Atef Edward, Bassem Amgad Hanna, Albert Ashraf Hanna and Clinton Maged Youssef has, likewise, been postponed twice before.

Paul F. Tompkins Takes on the Media With No, You Shut Up!

Paste Magazine - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
We have Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, on our live show [at Riot L.A.] and our studio show as well. We're definitely hoping to get more and more people like that, and more elected officials.

Paul F. Tompkins Master of Puppets

The Interrobang - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
And then we have Dr. Bassem Youssef who is an Egyptian satirist who has been called one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and also Adam Conover from the tv show “Adam Ruins Everything” on truTV.

The 5 Best Shows at Riot LA 2016

Paste Magazine - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
There were guest appearances from Bassem Youssef and Lauren Lapkus, along with three of NYSU's most popular puppets. Between them and PFT, there was a vortex of devastating charm radiating from the stage.

Decay of the Dictatorships

Foreign Affairs - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The next president, Mohamed Morsi, continued in the same path—and now so has Sisi. Yet the public demands only grow louder. Two years ago, the regime closed down a satirical program run by Bassem Youssef that ridiculed military officials. But since ...
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Egypt Media Roundup (February 8)

Jadaliyya - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Bassem Youssef to return to airwaves from the US After his runaway hit show “Al-Bernameg” was forced off air in the summer of 2014, political satirist Bassem Youssef is planning a return to the airwaves. 3 films refused permission to screen in Zawya's ...

Egyptians Call for the Release of Political Prisoners on the Fifth Anniversary of the Jan 25 Revolution

Advox (press release) (blog) - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
#Freedom_For_The_Brave is one of many hashtags concerning political prisoners in the country. Famous Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef started a hashtag #افتكروهم or #Remember_Them, and he dedicated his Twitter account to write about prisoners for ...

Egyptian artists to take part in New York Live Ideas festival

Ahram Online - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Bassem Youssef, the popular Egyptian satirist, will take part in "an evening of laughter and insight from two of the world's most vital voices of transformation," a discussion hosted by Rula Jebreal Palestinian foreign policy analyst, journalist ...

Artists from the Middle East and North Africa Come Together for the Live Ideas Festival at New York Live Arts

Hyperallergic - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef and journalist and author Rula Jabreal, deliver the festival's keynote on February 8 at the CUNY Graduate Center.

MiTu looks to tap the Latino vote

StreamDaily - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
More recently, Fusion's F-Comedy brand picked up the unscripted series The Democracy Handbook, a program hosted by Bassem Youssef, known to many as “the Jon Stewart of Egypt.” Several debates have also been live streamed through Facebook and ...

Coen Brothers Spoof Old Hollywood, With Mixed Results, In 'Hail, Caesar!'

Interlochen - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
If you'd like to catch up on FRESH AIR interviews you missed, like our interviews with Brittany Howard of the band Alabama Shakes; Bassem Youssef, who became known as the Egyptian Jon Stewart and Jo Marchant, the author of a new book about how the ...