Egyptian rights group rebukes TV over 'Protocols' show
In the first domestic criticism of its kind, an Egyptian rights group has rebuked the state television service for broadcasting a series based in part on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an anti-Semitic work known to be a forgery.
The series Horseman without a Horse has been appearing nightly for the past two weeks, provoking condemnation from the US, Israel, and Jewish groups.
Information Minister Safwat el-Sherif has denied the series is anti-Semitic and defended it as a case of free expression. But the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights said in a statement that "different forms of expression should not be abused to propagate events that might incite hatred."