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Annulment of Arbitral Award against Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef

Lexology (registration) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
On 6 January 2016, Cairo Court of Appeal annulled an EGP 100 million award against the famous satirist Bassem Youssef and his TV show production company Q-Soft, thereby giving both of them a new lease of life (Cairo Court of Appeal, 7th Circuit ...
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An audience with Bassem Youssef

Middle East Monitor - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has retained his ability to divide audiences years after being removed from TV screens by authorities in his native country.

Egypt's Bassem Youssef spotlighted at Tribeca film festival world premiere

Al-Arabiya - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
Heart surgeon turned satirist Bassem Youssef, who was known as the “Egyptian Jon Stewart,” has the cameras turned on him in the documentary “Tickling Giants,” which had its world premiere at the Tribeca film festival in New York on Thursday.

Film About Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Egyptian Streets - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Compared with the American comedian and host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef created his political satire show ”Al-Bernameg” in the wake of the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Bassem Youssef, Seal, and Kadim Al Sahir bring it on at Beiteddine Fest

Al-Bawaba - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Egyptian funnyman Bassem Youssef headlines on August 3. Forced to flee Egypt after a highly-successful run of his TV show 'El Bernameg', Youssef took up residence at Harvard University and was featured on Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Comedy Central, ...
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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Why irony is no laughing matter in Arabic literature

The National - ‎10 hours ago‎
Zaida cites Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef, often referred to as the Arab Jon Stewart, as an example. “When [Youssef] uses sarcasm and irony to comment on a situation, he is often criticised heavily by religious and political figures and ...

Clowning around is no joke anymore

Bangkok Post - ‎22 hours ago‎
Ask Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian satirist hounded by former President Mohamed Morsi. Dictators hate jokes, because they feel defenceless in the echo of laughter.

Egyptian satire and the slim textbook of propaganda

Financial Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Chill out, dude, it's a joke, quips Bassem Youssef when, barely a minute into his show the first jeer comes. For the next hour and a half, Egypt's most famous satirist provokes mostly laughs and cheers, with the odd interruption from a few heckles from ...

Lebanon's Beiteddine Festival announces summer lineup

StepFeed - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
“Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-satirist Bassem Youssef left Egypt in 2014 after his megahit show 'El Bernameg' (The Program) - on which he sarcastically criticized top polls of all stripes - became too dangerous to produce.
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Egypt's Troubled Islands

Foreign Affairs - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Bassem Youssef, the renowned media personality, mocked the transfer on Twitter, writing, “Come near, come near ya basha [sir], the island for a billion, the pyramid for two, and on top of them a couple of statues as a gift.

This big-mouthed puppet has enraged Egypt's parliament

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Puppet Abla Fahita garners the largest viewership in Egypt for her program “Live from the duplex,” which compares to a great extent with Bassem Youssef's satirical “Al-Bernameg” show, which was taken off the air for criticizing the Egyptian regime. In ...

How Satire Is Changing News

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Political satire exploded in the Middle East after the Arab Spring, most famously personified by Bassem Youssef. Perhaps one measure of how popular satire has become is how dangerous it can be to be a satirist in certain countries... 'The John Oliver ...

Tribeca docs profile an autistic savant, an Egyptian satirist and insect evangelists

Film Journal - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Another very likeable (and brave) doc subject at Tribeca will probably already be familiar to fans of “The Daily Show.” In fact, Bassem Youssef is known as “the Egyptian Jon Stewart,” a witty heart surgeon who tired of his country's suppression of any ...
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Has Egyptian President Abd el Fattah el Sisi Lost his Charm?

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The latest events to spark the unparalleled attacks against Sisi's tenure are the agreement to cede the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia and the questions arising from Egypt's behavior in the case of the death of Italian Giulio Regeni ...

Egyptian 'Les Miserables' brings joy to Cairo!

Al-Bawaba - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
We're willing to bet fans of Les Miserables, one of the world's best-loved musicals, never expected to enjoy it in Egyptian 3ameyya - but when it premiered three years ago, Cairo loved it.
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New York Today: A Car-Free Day

New York Times - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef performs at the Florence Gould Hall at the French Institute Alliance Française on the Upper East Side.

PROGRAMME: Oshtoora reveals vibrant programme ahead of 2nd edition

Ahram Online - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
This year's visual arts programme is curated by Egyptian visual artist Bassem Yousri. It will exhibit works by Sandrine Pelletier (Switzerland), Angele Keserwany (Lebanon), Alchem Studio (Egypt), ... Oshtoora is organised by Youssef Atwan, Muhammad El ...

Journalists released after security crackdown in downtown Cairo

Egypt Independent - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Security authorities released on Friday several journalists who were arrested in a crackdown in downtown Cairo Thursday evening, most notably Al-Masry Al-Youm caricaturist Makhlouf, and journalists Sameh Hunein and Bassem Sharaf. The Interior Ministry ...
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Egypt-Saudi islands agreement okayed by Israel

The Daily Chappaqua - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
“Roll up, roll up, the island is for a billion, the pyramid for two and a couple of statues thrown in for free”, the satirist Bassem Youssef tweeted. Since King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a five-day visit, the leader of the ...