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Egyptian satirist has show suspended

Private channel says Bassem Youssef had not been following editorial policy, but did not give any more details.

Last Modified: 03 Nov 2013 01:46
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A popular Egyptian satirist has had his television show suspended minutes before it was due to go on air.

The private CBC channel says Bassem Youssef had not been following editorial policy, but it did not give any further details.

It has been a week since the show triggered complaints after it poked fun at military leaders. Youssef has previously drawn the ire of both Islamists and the military for his no-holds-barred comedy show, often referred to as the Egyptian version of US comedian Jon Stewart's much-acclaimed The Daily Show.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Cairo.

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