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Egypt's first veiled newscaster on state TV

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 00:52

Sep. 4 - Egypt's first State TV newscaster wearing a veil goes on air. Jessica Gray reports.

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Egypt's first veiled state tv newscaster, Fatma Nabil. goes on air. While veiled talkshow hosts are common here, none have ever made it to the top of the broadcast news world due to Hosni Mubarak's stance against the veil or, hijab. Many in Cairo lent their support, saying it was proof Mubarak's hold on the country is over. This man says the issue is about personal freedom and that Nabil should be free to express her religion through dress. But some worry the move is a reflection of the Islamic Muslim Brotherhood's new found influence since Mohamed Mursi came into power. The president's aids dismiss any veiled criticism, saying Mursi supports personal and religious freedom.

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Egypt's first veiled newscaster on state TV

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 00:52