Egyptian talk show host suspends show in censorship protest

By REUTERS
October 21, 2011 21:17

 
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CAIRO - A popular Egyptian talk show host said on Friday he would suspend his program until further notice due to increasing censorship pressure after an episode discussing the army's handling of a protest that left at least 25 dead failed to air.

"This is my way of imposing self-censorship, it is to put the right word out or to say nothing at all," a statement by Yosri Fouda said.

Fouda, whose show ran on a channel owned by Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris, was due to host outspoken Egyptian novelist Alaa el-Aswany and newspaper editor and fellow talk show host Ibrahim Eissa on Thursday.

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