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Al Ahram Establishment

Al Ahram Establishment

Al Ahram Establishment has the monopoly over the printing and distribution of most private Egyptian print outlets. It therefore owns the largest printing house in Egypt and the most widespread distribution network. Al Ahram establishment also has a number of affiliated companies and bodies working in the field of journalism and publishing (see below), making it one of the most important media and cultural entities in the Middle East. Besides Al Ahram daily newspaper, Al Ahram Establishment owns 30 other publications (newspapers, magazines, and periodicals). It is known to be a tool of the government and has already censored and confiscated publications, prevented them from being published, stopped printing and distribution.

As all other public media entities, Al Ahram Establishment is managed by the National Press Authority, an independent body mandated by the 2014 Egyptian Constitution. It is also subjected to the supervision of several state supervisory agencies such as the Central Auditing Organization and the Administrative Control Authority.

Like other State-owned press institutions, and as required by legislation, Al Ahram Establishment relies heavily on the state budget. All the assets owned by the institution are estimated to be about 100 billion EGP (over 5 billion USD), but it generates annual revenues not exceeding two billion EGP (over 100,000,000 USD), Al-Ahram has accumulated a debt of 1.6 billion EGP (about 89,500,000 USD) of debt.

Key facts

Mother Company

National Media Authority

Business Form

Public

Legal Form

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Business Sectors

Al Ahram Establishment operates in the field of press publishing, printing and distribution as well as advertising and education.

Ownership

Individual Owner

100%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Al Ahram El Dawlia

Other Online Outlets

Al Ahram Al Masai

Facts

Media Business

Advertising

Al Ahram Advertising Agency

Distribution

Al Ahram Distribution Agency

Printing

Al Ahram Printing House in Qalyub

Education

Al Ahram Regional Institute for Journalism
Al Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing

Business

Education

Al Ahram Center for Training and Consultations (ACTS)

Financial services

Al Ahram Investment Company

General Information

Founding Year

1875

Founder

Salim Takla and Bishara Takla

Affiliated Interests Founder

The Takla brothers were two Syro-Lebanese migrants with close ties to the Egyptian political and commercial elites.

Employees

over 10,000

Contact

Al Ahram Newspaper Buliding

Al Galaa Street, Ramsis Area

11511 Cairo

Phone +20 2-2770-4444

Fax: +20 2-2578-6677

ahram@ahram.org.eg

ahramdaily@ahram.org.eg

ahram.org.eg 

Tax/ ID Number

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Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board

Abdul Mohsen Salama (Chairman)
Abdul Mohsen Salama is the head of the Journalists Syndicate.

Non-Executive Board

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Supervisory Board

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Other Influential People

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (1923-2016)
Mohamed Hassanein Heikal is the former editor in chief of Al Ahram daily newspaper, was a journalist close to former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser.

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