Egypt sinks deeper into dangerous conservatism, jails TV host Gheiti over gay interview - News Summed Up

Egypt sinks deeper into dangerous conservatism, jails TV host Gheiti over gay interview


Cairo, Jan 20, 2019 – An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a television host to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man last year, a judicial source said. In August 2018, Gheiti hosted a gay man on his talk show on the private LTC TV station and discussed homosexuality on air. During the interview, the gay man, whose face was blurred to hide his identity, said he was a sex worker and openly talked about his relationship with another man. After the interview was aired, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Egypt’s top media body, suspended the channel for two weeks for “professional violations”. In a statement at the time, the council said the LTC TV had violated its decision “banning the appearance of homosexuals or promotion of their slogans”.


Source: The North Africa Journal January 20, 2019 18:11 UTC



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