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Hamdy Qandil recalls ‘historic episode’ with former PM

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: While opinions differ on whether former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq’s appearance on ONTV Wednesday brought down his cabinet, prominent journalist Hamdy Qandil says one thing is for sure, “This was a historic episode in Arabic television.” At a panel discussion at the American University in Cairo Sunday, Qandil, recalled Shafiq’s appearance …


Court refuses to change Qandil’s trial jurisdiction

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The head of the South Giza Court rejected Monday the request of former TV host and columnist Hamdy Qandil’s defense team to transfer jurisdiction of his trial to another court. Qandil is accused of “defaming and insulting” Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Aboul Gheit in a column he published in independent …


Qandil’s case adjourned to Jan 23

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The case of former TV host and columnist Hamdy Qandil was adjourned to Jan. 23 to decide whether to delegate a different court to look into the case, following the defense team’s claims that the judge was bias during the trial. Qandil is being charged of “defaming and insulting” Foreign Minister Ahmed …


Qandil’s defense team call on court to step down

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The defense team of outspoken former TV host and columnist Hamdy Qandil called on the court to step down after the judge allegedly seemed bias to the opponent, lawyer Gamal Eid told Daily News Egypt Sunday. Qandil is standing trial before the Giza Criminal Court on charges of “defaming and insulting” …


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