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Bassem Youssef Egypt

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Mocks Military, Draws Complaints

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor received complaints Saturday against a popular television satirist less than 24 hours after he returned...

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Back On The Air For First Time Since Coup

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — "Welcome to The Program!" Every week Egyptians obsessively tuned in to hear that slogan and watch groundbreaking TV political ...

Youssef to Morsi: 'Thank You, Mr. President'

Sami H. Elmansoury | Posted 06.07.2013 | World
Sami H. Elmansoury

Figures like Bassem Youssef are instrumental in moving government officials into a forced sense of awareness of the most urgent social concerns. Cornering Youssef into legal troubles is a cop-out, and only portrays weakness, not strength.

Egypt's Jon Stewart Released On Bail

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's most popular television satirist, who every week skewers the Islamist president and hard-line clerics on his Jon Stewart-style s...

Arrest Warrant Issued For 'Egypt's Jon Stewart'

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's state prosecutors ordered the arrest Saturday of a popular television satirist for allegedly insulting Islam and the country's l...