Amin's remarks came shortly after President Abdel Fattah El Sisi warned against overpopulation.
The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) in Egypt has fined Al-Nahar satellite channel LE 250,000 ($24.48) and threatened to revoke its license for repeated violations by TV host Tamer Amin.
SCMR has also decided to suspend all episodes of the show Akher al-Nahar presented by Tamer Amin thereby banning him from being published in the media for two months.
In the Feb 18 incident, Amin said: “Egyptians in the countryside and in Upper Egypt give birth to many children and do not educate them, but employ them in workshops; girls are shipped off afterwards to Cairo to work as servants and sometimes in more despicable work. “
The Egyptian media Consortium revoked Amin’s license to practice for violating the media’s certificate of honour.
An Egyptian court set March 30 for hearings on a lawsuit against Amin accusing him of humiliating Upper Egyptians.
Amin apologised for his comment on social media, saying, “I sincerely apologise to all of our people in the countryside and in Upper Egypt.”
“My statements were aimed at the common good and I do not want to offend anyone because Upper Egyptians are the origin of Egypt and I am proud of all of our people in Upper Egypt,” he said.