U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

Egyptian talk show host slapped on the back of the neck

Incident Details

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House on April 3, 2017. Journalist Youssef al-Hosiny was accosted by protesters while in DC to cover the meeting.

— REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
April 3, 2017

Egyptian talk show host Youssef al-Hosiny was accosted by protesters in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2017, and slapped on the back of the neck. 

According to an article in The New Arab (“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” in Arabic), being slapped on the back of the neck is an extremely insulting form of assault in Egypt.

Al-Hosiny was in D.C. to cover Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to the White House.

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