Monday, June 27, 2016

TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Lebanon !!! "Updated"

After hours of announcing that she ended her contract with ONTV on Tuesday, Lebanese-British TV Liliane Daoud host was arrested from her house in front of her little girl to be deported from Egypt.
Liliane was deported from Egypt later to Beirut where now she is staying with her family.

Earlier Monday , the famous TV host announced that she terminated her contract with ONTV.
Then later afternoon and according to her lawyer Zyad El-elaimy , 8 men claiming to be from the ministry of interior's Passports department  raided her house arresting her.
They did not let her contact anyone.
They forced her to leave with them in order to be deported.
Daoud had to leave her girl at her house where she was taken somewhere
It was unclear where or why she is detained for hours.

At nearly 11 PM Cairo local Time , El-eliamy who is also a renowned political activist and former MP announced that Liliane Daoud called him while she was on a board of a plane heading to Beirut !!
Aside from all the politics, Liliane is a mother of an Egyptian girl and has got a residence permit.
She is not a foreigner whose residence permit will expire as soon as she leaves her job in an Egyptian company !!!
At 1.30 AM Cairo Local Time, Liliane Daoud arrived  Beirut. Her pictures at the airport were released to the media. This is what she was wearing at her house when she was arrested.
Lilian Daoud
Liliane at Cairo international airport 
On Tuesday , Liliane reactivated her twitter account and spoke in a series of tweets about what happened to her in English and in Arabic. You can read them after the break.

Sources in General Prosecution told journalist Alwaleed Ismail that no arrest warrant had been issued for her.

On the other hand , unnamed informed sources told Ahram Arabic website that she would leave soon to Beirut because after ending her contract with ONTV , she had nothing to stay for in Egypt !!!
Those sources ignore the fact that she is the mother of an Egyptian child !!
According to Egyptian laws , she has the right for a residence permit as a mother of an Egyptian Child. 
Also , it turned out that Liliane is a property owner according to her interview with BBC Arabic service. This also gives her the right to have a residence permit.
Interestingly, it turned out that Liliane tried to renew her residence permit for a year and for unknown reason the ministry of interior did not renew it !!

Liliane, a Lebanese-British veteran BBC TV host and broadcast journalist came and settled down in Egypt since 2011.
She used to work in private-owned TV channel "ONTV" since June 2011.
Liliane Daoud
Liliane Daoud 
After July 2013 and the absence of Reem Magued and then the departure of Yosri Fouad from ONTV and departure of Mahmoud Saad from Al-Nahar TV , Liliane Daoud's show "The complete picture" was from the very few shows " You can count them on your hand and probably they were less than 5 !!" that gave opposition figures and activists an opportunity to speak on air.

Here is an interview she made and popped out in my head when I read her arrest news : An interview with Street Children troupe. 

5 members of the street art performance troupe are now referred to State security prosecution for a number of charges !!

Daoud was constantly under attack thanks to the xenophobic Pro-regime supporters who used to troll her online calling the authorities to kick her out of the country.
They are even trolling her ex-husband , journalist Khaled Al-Barry online now !!!
Earlier Monday, Liliane Daoud announced that she ended her contract with ONTV after 5 years of working in the famous Private Egyptian TV channel.

Liliane's name is now a top trending hashtag in Arabic. 

The decision of Liliane did not surprise me , many expected her to resign and to leave the TV channel after it was fully acquired by Pro-regime steel tycoon and new media mogul Ahmed Abu-Hashima.
Abu Hashima acquired the once Pro-revolution Liberal TV channel from its former owner Naguib Sawiris in May.
I am currently working on a long post about Abu-Hashima and his new media empire in Egypt.A little hint : Abu Hashima funds Future of homeland party, the close-to-presidency party. 

Now on twitter interestingly , I found Liliane Daoud's ex-husband Khaled sending those tweets to businessman Naguib Sawiris , the former owner of ONTV.

Liliane Daoud signed to end her ONTV contract today. After signing the contract by half an hour , the Police came and deported her.

Shame !! When you sign a contract with someone and that he or she transfers her/his life here for 5 years and then you plot against him. She did not have time to take anything with her except her wallet !!  


  1. The Egyptian administration is nominated for Nobel prize in diversion and distraction. Metrojet Flight 9268. Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. EgyptAir Flight MS181. Giulio Regeni . EgyptAir flight 804 (don’t dream about decoding the flight data recorder). Hisham Geneina. Raid on press syndicate. Fire in El-Rewaiei. Tiran and Sanafir. Lilian Daoud.

    The worries of today will always be purged to leave space for the worries of tomorrow.

  2. Shame...shame

    Shame.. Now there is no TV program to watch and learn from about the truth in many issues in Egypt.
    She was real and honest journalist
    And TV host.
    Only yesterday I read that Yosry Fouad had to work outside Egypt in DW Arabic. ..
    What a waste.

  3. Any government or ideology which cannot handle criticism obviously cannot handle the truth. Most especially these vile man-created religions eg christian, Islam, etc.

    things gone bitter for Ms.LILIANE DAOUD,and her Work contract+stayin Egypt terminated by the authorities ,makes one wonder ..WHY??...i personally don t have or know in details ,where or what went wrong ..but whatever the mistakes or wrongs are, it is shame and pity to ask somebody to leave his/her job and worst leave the country for good,without given a 2nd chance,to put the wrongs,if there were ANY >>in this case<<..RIGHT!! Which brings back to ones mind ,Late EGY.-LEBANESE Singer/Actress Madam SABAH/ Shams el Shmous SABBOUHA? whom went through something like this 4-5 decades ago ..almost,.. when she got off line and disobeyed authorities..THEN!!and stayed in Lebanon for many long months,also her movies and songs banned all such period in Egypt Media??..BUT ,she WAS A SHREWD lady,in her early years she married a lebanese business personality and had a son from this marriage, then when she got divorced from Him,and back to stardom,she fell in love with Egypt s infamous Violin player late Mr. ANWAR MANSSI,an both parented a beautiful daughter named her..HOWAIDAH , in early 1950s, but She didn t put all her eggs in one basket ,as the -English saying-,in case one basket falls ,the other stays ..unbroken,..Lady SABAH, was a bridge that built between 2 cultures in her days,as she acted/sang in both native Arabic languages,PERFECTLY,other great stars tried but things for some reason or other..FAILED,such as Late Madam NOUR EL HOUDA/Late SOUAD MOHAMED..Lady NAGAH SALAM survived for some long period/ crooner Mr.MOHAMED MER-ii.. Madam SABAH lasted for over 6 decades or more,continuously, except those unfortunate many months She stayed away from Egypt,mostly in Lebanon,with her Egyptian born daughter.. and Half-Orphaned, as her DAD fell of his horse in the mid 1950s and died in this tragic incident,while MS.HOWAIDAH was a child of 10/11 y.old.!! As i acknowledged that Madam Liliane DAOUD is a mother of a son born in Egypt,my heart and sincerer best wishes and good feelings go to him ,to be away from A MOTHER the worst thing can happen to any child..anywhere..i do hope things get better for them both. In every dispute or such event they say it takes two to tango, in this case , Her and the authorities,but the real punished party will be THE CHILD...the Innocent..and nothing to do with him,i believe the person -s- whom came to this decision ,IS,or ARE, HUMAN BEINGS..and some of them Fater-s-even Mother-s-,as well ,themselves once been Children ??..,and know The FEELING/.all the rest are secondary misfortunes which shouldn t have happened..AT ALL, but Tomorrow belongs to Today-s>>CHILDREN!!I do believe..and i assume all involved in this case believe..too???! ////Best wishes from I.Barsoumian/London


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