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Al Gomhuria

Along with Al Akhbar and Al Ahram, Al Gomhuria is one of three most popular state-owned national daily newspapers. Founded in 1954 after the Free Officers’ coup of 1952, its first editor-in-chief was former President Mohamed Anwar Al Sadat, who was a member of the Revolutionary Command Council at the time. Under his supervision, it became the voice of the July revolution.  

Although the newspaper does not provide information on the editorial policy nor its orientations, it is known to be one of the major Egyptian newspapers to support the ruling authority. For example, in the last years of President Mubarak's rule, Al Gomhuria played a key role in promoting the regime's policies and reforms under the supervision its editor-in-chief, Samir Ragab.  

According to press reports, the distribution of Al Gomhuria newspaper reached 35,000 copies daily in April 2017, a low figure compared to the distribution of newspapers in general in the period following the  25th of January revolution.

The National Press Authority (NPA) choose officials responsible for the management of state-owned newspapers as well as their editors-in-chief, including Al Gomhuria.

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Audience Share

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Public

Geographic Coverage

National

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Media Companies / Groups

Dar El Tahrir for Printing and Publishing

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Al Gomhuria is a state-owned newspaper. As such, it is managed by the National Press Authority.

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General Information

Founding Year

1954

Founder

The State

Ceo

Saad Selim, was appointed as the managing director of Dar Al tahrir that owns Al Gomhuria newspaper. In 2017, he announced an introduction of a development in the form and content of Al Gomhuria newspaper.

Editor-In-Chief

Abdel-Razek Tawfik, was appointed in 2017 by the National Press Authority.

Contact

111-115 Ramses Street

Down Town, Cairo

Phone: +20-2-23923749

algomhuria.net.eg

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