The Administrative Court adjourned on Saturday the lawsuit seeking to ban Tawfiq Okasha from appearing on his show until 20 October.
President Mohamed Morsy has filed a lawsuit last May before the run-off round of the presidential elections, in which he competed against former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq.
He asked the administrative court to cancel a previous government decision allowing the program Egypt Today to air and to prevent Okasha from appearing on the channel.
The lawsuit claims that Okasha exploits media to influence the electoral process, direct voters to choose a particular candidate, and commit acts punishable by law, as well as accusing him of violating the media codes of ethics.
Morsy was officially announced president on 24 June, and was inaugurated at the end of the month as the first elected president of the country after the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
Okasha, who is known for his harsh criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political rise since the 25 January revolution, said weeks after Morsy’s victory that his presence in the presidential palace is illegal.
His Al-Faraeen channel was suspended on 16 August, with authorities threatening to revoke the channel’s license if it did not make programming changes.
Okasha also faces criminal charges in another trial of defaming and attempting to incite the killing of Morsy. The criminal trial will be resumed 7 November.
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