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Bassem Youssef and the Lie That Is Freedom in Post-coup Egypt

Patrick Galey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Patrick Galey

One of the principal reasons so many Egyptians cheered the tanks out on to the street was the belief -- sincere or otherwise -- that whatever sort of government arose from the coup would be freer and more democratic than the Muslim Brotherhood it usurped.

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Sparks Controversy After Hosting Arab Band With Openly Gay Frontman

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef discussed his decision to host an openly gay performer on his "El Bernameg" satirical news program. Of his experi...

Youssef: Jon Stewart 'Stood Up For Me'

Posted 04.25.2013 | Comedy

Bassem Youssef, the comedian and television presenter also known as "the Egyptian Jon Stewart", stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his r...

Egypt's Jon Stewart: 'I Would Love To Be Arrested Every Day'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

Bassem Youssef, the host of Egyptian political satire show "ElBernameg" hailed as "Egypt's Jon Stewart," made international headlines in March after t...

A Case Study: Social Media Policy, a U.S. Embassy, Egypt and Jon Stewart

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology
Jean Newman Glock

As an Embassy sitting smack in the middle of an evolving Twitter revolution, Cairo has become a de facto leader struggling to respond and direct the discussion (or not) in a transparent, universal global forum: social media.

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.

Jason Linkins

What's Going On With The U.S. Embassy In Cairo's Twitter? The Super Easy Explainer For Dummies | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Okay, let's sort out what's going on with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo's Twitter feed, shall we? Because there's a lot of weird reporting coming in the w...

'Making Fun Of The President's Hats... Was My Entire Career for 8 Years'

Posted 04.02.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart devoted a significant portion of his show on Monday to address the arrest of Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian comedian and TV personality known...