Al Watan is one of the private newspapers that emerged after the January 25 revolution. It is owned by businessman Mohammed Al Amin, the founder of CBC Group. It is estimated that Al Watan distributes about 15,000 copies daily.
In August 2015, Mohamed Al Amin resigned as chairman of Al Watan newspaper, and Abdel Fattah El Gebaly was appointed to the position. Media reports attributed this to an undisclosed deal to sell future Company; in July 2015, E3lam.org website reported that a memorandum of understanding was signed for the sale of Al Amin’s share to businessman Mohammed Wagdi Karrar, who enters the media market in Egypt for the first time.
Media Companies / Groups
Future Company for Publishing, Circulation and Press
Al Watan belongs to Mohammed Al Amin through Future Company for Publishing, Circulation and Press.
Mohammed Al Amin, is member of the board of the public-intelligence linked Egyptian Media Group through their recent acquisition of CBC Group shareholding. An engineer, Al Amin returned from Kuwait in the early 2000s and began investing in local media po
Abdel Fattah El Gebaly, has been the Chairman of the state-owned Al Ahram Establishment in 2011 for 10 months.
Mahmoud Mosalam, Before being the editor-in-chief of Al Watan newspaper, Mosalam has occupied a number of positions; he was the editor-in-chief of Al Masry Al youm newspaper, the editor-in-chief of Al-Hayat TV as well as the editor-in-chief of the DMC pu
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The audience share is an estimate based on the data obtained by Masrawy.