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Egypt Investigating Satirical TV Host

Egyptian prosecutors launched an investigation Tuesday against a popular television satirist for allegedly insulting the president in the latest case raised by Islamist lawyers against outspoken media personalities.

Lawyer Ramadan Abdel-Hamid Oqsori charged that TV host Bassem Youssef insulted President Mohammed Morsi by putting the leader's image on a pillow and parodying his speeches.

Youssef's case will increase worries about freedom of speech in the post-Hosni Mubarak era, especially when the country's new constitution includes provisions criticized by rights activists for, among other things, forbidding insults.

Source: NBC News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Gladstone||

    Morsi is a man of the people unlike Mubarak so obviously anyone who makes fun of him is an Enemy of the People and should be shot.

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