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Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Editors for Al-Ahram, Rose al-Youssef, Other State Press

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has named new editors and other key administrators at the state-run flagship Al-Ahram, the influential opinion weekly Rose al-Youssef (once a satirical magazine known for its biting cartoons, lately a sycophantic tool of the regime) and some other state-run publications. In thre case of both Al-Ahram and Rose al-Youssef, the journalists on the staff had already revolted against the Mubarak-era editors. Sharaf moved while many of the young revolutionaries were planning to demand such changes this coming Friday.

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