Dossier: Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Karim Sahib)

TV Satirist Bassem Youssef

"People should be able to listen to different opinions"

The political satire show "AlBernameg" attracted millions of Arab viewers each week before it was suddenly cancelled in November 2013. On Friday 7 February 2014, it returned to Egyptian TV screens on MBC Egypt. Jaafar Abdul-Karim and Khalid El Kaoutit spoke to its host and star, Bassem YoussefMore

Bassem Youssef (photo: Bassem Youssef fan page)

Egypt in Turmoil

Against the Tide of Hatred

In his commentary, popular Egyptian television presenter and comic Bassem Youssef castigates the growing intolerance and political narrow-mindedness in contemporary Egypt beyond the confines of the ideological campMore

Bassem Youssef (photo: © Bassem Youssef Fan Page)

Portrait of the Egyptian TV Satirist Bassem Youssef

Fighting over the ''Pantie Revolution''

The Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef has cult status in his country thanks to his wit and biting criticism. Nothing is sacred for him, and so his enemies are always trying to drag him before the courts. By Joseph CroitoruMore