Bassem Youssef has been called Egypt's Jon Stewart but his program, "Al-Bernameg," has been off the air since last week and Jonathan Guyer, an expert on Egyptian satire, says it's unclear when Youssef will be back on the air.
The arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
Television satirist Bassem Youssef has allegedly insulted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on his TV show. On his program, Youssef was seen sweet-talking and hugging a red furry pillow carrying President Morsi's image, while mocking his speech style.
A former Cairo heart surgeon has become a sensation in Egypt for his Daily Show-like satirical internet program. Bassem Youssef credits Jon Stewart as one of his heros. Thursday night, Youssef appeared on the program.