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Egypt presenter scolded for ‘bra-strap’ showing on TV

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An Egyptian state TV presenter has garnered a lot of local media attention this week after her alleged “bra-strap” fell off on air.

Presenter Bothaina Kamel is a prominent Egyptian broadcaster and was the first female candidate to nominate herself in the 2012 presidential elections.

Kamel had been criticized for making an “inappropriate” appearance on Egypt’s state television while presenting a news bulletin on Monday.

Several online newspapers reported that Kamel will undergo investigation as a result of the incident.

However, head of Egypt’s News Sector, Safaa Hegazy, told al-Masry al-Youm that Kamel will not be referred to investigation.

The presenter was instead told that “what appeared on air was inappropriate, and does not comply to criteria of appearing on screen,” Hegazy added.

Meanwhile, Kamel’s lawyer said in a statement the incident was aimed at “defaming” the presenter. Adding that what was seen on air was a “microphone wire, not a bra-strap” as interpreted, reported al-Mesryoon newspaper.