Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Bassem Youssef was the host of the popular TV show "AlBernameg," which was the first of its kind, a political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, "AlBernameg" became the first online-to-TV conversion in the Middle East and the most-watched show across the region with 30-million viewers every week.
"AlBernameg" received wide acclaim around the world with coverage in some of the biggest media outlets, topping it off with Youssef’s appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" twice in June 2012 and April 2013. In June 2013, Youssef hosted Jon Stewart on "AlBernameg" in Cairo marking the second season’s peak. "AlBernameg" was chosen by South by Southwest as the first and most successful internet-to-TV conversion story in the Middle East. "AlBernameg’s" YouTube channel was the first channel in the MENA region to reach one million subscribers.
Throughout its three seasons, "AlBernameg" remained controversial through its humorous yet bold criticism of the region’s ruling powers, which led to multiple lawsuits being filed against the show and its host. Youssef was even issued an arrest warrant in March 2013 and turned himself in the next day where he was questioned and later released on bail. In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among the "Time Magazine's" most influential list for 2013 under the “Pioneers” category, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ, and was chosen by "Foreign Policy" magazine as one of the global thinkers during the same year.
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