Egyptian television bans Yousif Shahin
The administration of the Egyptian Broadcasting Company has decided to ban the appearance of prominent Egyptian director Yousif Shahin on all its local and satellite channels. The decision was made after the crisis he created when he appeared on the popular program “Al Bait Baitak”.
It was argued that during the episode Yousif was held guest on, his comments demanded extreme censorship and that he neglects to follow the set standards of what should and should not be said on television. Sharif’s manner was considered insulting to the presenter of the show and the people he had talked about.
Director of the program dropped a bombshell when he revealed that the episode was not filmed live and that it could have gone through censorship to cut out all the comments that were considered inappropriate.
According to the daily, Al Rai Al Aam, The director added that the fact is that Yousif had requested that the episode not be aired because of his deteriorating health condition, which he accuses the organizers of the program to be the cause of.
Yousif was admitted to hospital in Egypt after he suffered a brain stroke. Doctors were successful in treating him and stabilizing his condition.
Close contacts to Yousif revealed that the director is to stay under strict supervision for the upcoming few days. Yousif is receiving special treatment by doctors and attempts are made to keep his condition stable and avoid any further strokes.