Egypt clamps down on belly dancer's TV channel
Rebecca Hawkes | 25-04-2014
An Egyptian court has fined belly dancer Sama El-Masry EGP10,000 (US$1,428) and confiscated broadcasting equipment after it determined she had operated an unlicensed television channel.
El-Masry has courted controversy since releasing amateur videos mocking Islamists during the rule of former president Mohamed Morsi, according to Ahram Online.
In January, she launched her own TV channel called Feloul, an Arabic word used since 2011 to refer to supporters of or figures in the pre-uprising regime.
The move comes after lawyer Mortada Mansour threatened during an interview to close down El-Masry's channel, though it is not known if his complaint spurred the court action.