Syrian actress and activist Fadwa Suleiman was one of the first Syrian celebrities to take to the streets to protest against the Assad regime. She is now in exile in France. Magdalena Ebertz spoke to her in ParisMore
Never before in the Arab world has a television show unleashed such controversy as the satirical programme "Al Bernameg" ('The Programme') presented by Egyptian television star Bassem Youssef – a furore that was stoked further when its broadcasting slot on the Egyptian broadcaster "CBC" was withdrawn in the wake of the uproar it caused. This makes it a milestone in the history of the freedom of expression in Egypt.