Egypt: Regime suspends TV anchor for referring to former president as “Mr. President”

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October 23, 2016
Anadolu Agency [Turkish state media]    
Posted in News, PND News

"Egyptian authorities have suspended a TV anchor for describing ousted president Mohamed Morsi as 'Mr President' during a news bulletin. Mona Shukri was suspended and referred to a disciplinary panel after she said 'Mr President' in reference to Morsi, the head of the Egyptian television's news sector, Khaled Mehanna, said Sunday. The anchor's comment came as she was reading news on a court verdict upholding a 20-year jail term against Morsi for violence charges. Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, was ousted by the military in a 2013 coup -- after only one year in office -- following protests against his presidency." (10/23/16)  

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