If you can’t say something nice… Egyptian TV anchor suspended for criticizing Sisi

Published March 12th, 2016 - 10:59 GMT
Azza al-Henawy was previously suspended in November 2015 for criticizing Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)
Azza al-Henawy was previously suspended in November 2015 for criticizing Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)

State TV anchor Azza Al-Henawy was suspended Thursday from her post days after she criticised President Al-Sisi earlier this week during an episode of her television show with journalist Osama Shehata.

Al-Henawy will stop presenting her show in Al-Qahera Channel after head of the Egyptian Radio and Television apparatus Essam al-Amir ordered the suspension, accusing her of lack of objectivity and professionalism.

Earlier on Thursday, the general prosecutor referred a report filed against state TV anchor Azza al-Henawy to the Supreme State Security Prosecution on Thursday.

A critic of the current government, al-Henawy directly addressed al-Sisi, criticizing his performance since he had assumed the presidential office.

Following the broadcast, she came under fire from fellow TV anchors and celebrities. Two reports were filed to the General Prosecutor accusing her of incitement.

In November 2015, al-Henawy was suspended from Al-Qahera Channel due to her criticism of the official response to the flooding in Alexandria.


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