The Media Wire
December 1, 2015—Internationally acclaimed Egyptian researcher and journalist Ismail Alexandrani, an expert on Sinai affairs, is currently being interrogated by state security prosecutors following his arrest on Sunday evening.
On Monday The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounced the suspension of Azza Elhenawy, an anchorwoman at Egypt's state television for comments she made on her show earlier this month. (Aswat Masriya)
Last week a Middle East version of veteran American publication Newsweek was launched by the Dubai-based Pakistani broadcasting company ARY Digital Network. This marks the eighth international edition of the 82-year-old publication. We speak with senior deputy editor Leila Hatoum about the new venture. (Arab Media & Society)
A journalist and the editor-in-chief of a magazine run by the state-owned Akhbar Al-Youm news organisation were referred to a criminal court on Saturday for publishing and writing an article containing "obscene sexual content." (Aswat Masriya)
Al-Nahar TV Network announced Friday the suspension of Sabaya al-Kheir TV program hosted by controversial anchorwoman Riham Saeed, who resigned amid public outrage against her for airing personal photos of a guest on her show without her permission. Last Tuesday, Saeed hosted Somaya Tarek, who claims to have been harassed by a man in a Heliopolis mall. On her show, Saeed appeared to defend the man and blame the woman, implying that Tarek "had brought it on herself." (Aswat Masriya)