Tawfik Okash, the Egyptian Glenn Beck, Returns to Television After a Long Battle with the Court System in Egypt, His New Program Airs in the USA and the Middle East
OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Magic TV Box has announced it will carry the program Cairo Today on Demand and Live. The show will feature the return of Dr. Tawfik Okasha, who, on October 22, 2012, was convicted of insulting Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Okasha was sentenced to a four-month jail term and fined 100 Egyptian pounds ($16.39 USD). After the Egyptian government dropped all charges, Okasha announced his return to television.
Cairo Today will air on Cairo Cinema satellite in the Middle East and on Magic TV Box in the USA, Canada, and Australia. Convicted on October 22, 2012, Dr. Tawfik Okasha remained free during his appeal of the sentence. The conviction was also protested by Amnesty International; the organization called the sentence, “a further blow to freedom of expression.” It also said it would consider Okasha a prisoner of conscience if the imprisonment were to be carried out based on the sentence.
The Egyptian government has since dropped all charges against Okasha, who will soon be returning to his own program, Cairo Today.
“We are excited to see what he will bring to his new show,” said Alaa Eissa, CEO of Cairo Cinema.
Nader Isaac, Program Director of Magic TV Box, said, “We hope Tawfik Okasha will stay on for a while, the viewers look forward to his commentary on the air.”
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SOURCE Magic TV Box