Egypt

    For five years, Nader Gohar’s satellite-television service transmitted images that dominated Egyptian news: police crackdowns, political struggles and popular unrest. Now, he’s become a story himself. Gohar, 55, and his Cairo News Co. are due to stand trial in the Egyptian capital next month on a criminal charge of broadcasting street protests without permission. Police raided his offices on April 19 and confiscated his equipment, 13 days after images of food-price riots in Mahalla El-Kobra were aired worldwide. One showed a mob during the April 6 disturbances stomping on a fallen billboard of President Hosni Mubarak. Gohar said his service neither filmed nor transmitted the scenes. (Bloomberg)

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