Egypt PM routed on live TV, sign of media upheaval

An unprecedented live television show featuring a shouting match between the Egyptian prime minister and opposition figures summed up the scale of the transformation sweeping the Arab world's most populous nation.


A few hours after the Wednesday night show, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq was out of a job and some commentators said his unconvincing TV performance had played a part in his downfall. Egypt's military rulers replaced him on Thursday morning. (Reuters)