Fatma Nabil

  • Egypt's veiled news anchor stirs debate September 4, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's first veiled newsreader on state television has drawn support from many viewers for ending an unwritten rule under ousted Hosni Mubarak that kept covered women out of the top job, although some fretted it could herald social restrictions. Fatma Nabil appeared on television on Sunday evening wearing make-up, a...
  • A first: Veiled woman reads news on Egypt state TV September 3, 2012

    Cairo: A female Egyptian news presenter appeared on state television wearing a veil for the first time on Sunday after the Islamist-dominated government lifted an effective ban that had been in place for decades under secular-leaning regimes of the past. The ban on female news readers wearing the Islamic veil had...