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Egyptian newspapers and Egyptian newspaper list

Introduction to Egyptian News Media

Egypt has the strongest media network in the Middle East with newspapers being the most influential and widely trusted medium of news. The television and film industry of the nation is also quite popular in the world as it produces most of the Arab-speaking shows from its Media Production City.

The government controls most of the TV channels, radio stations, newspapers, websites and magazines. The state is trying to take control of the social media platforms as well besides the traditional media platforms in the current times.

Power Reduction

Some of the Egyptian news channels used to broadcast talk shows with heated political debates but they have started to disappear now. False news is widely being spread to clamp down on the activists using social media.

Press Safety

According to Reporters Without Borders, Egypt has “one of the world’s biggest prisons” for journalists.

“The authorities have waged a witch-hunt since 2013 against journalists suspected of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood,” the organisation states further.

Electronic Media

While newspaper remains to be the most trusted medium of news in Egypt, television is the most popular medium. The government owns and manages two national TV networks and six popular regional channels.

In the post-Mubarak era, many of the private investors entered the electronic media market of Egypt. The country also boasts of satellite TV as it was the first Arab nation to own a satellite called Nilesat. Arab pay TV networks have their offices at the Media Production City in Cairo.

Print Media

Over 20 daily newspapers publish in Egypt, though there are not much readers for the same as most of them now prefer reading news online. According to Internet World Stats, 49.2 million Egyptians had access to the internet by December 2017 with most of them using the mobile phones for the internet.

Egyptian newspapers and websites’ list

We have compiled a list of top Egyptian newspapers and websites that are quite popular among the Egyptian readers within the nation and its neighbouring countries.

Part I: Newspapers and news websites

In the first part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent newspapers and news websites of Egypt with their details.

1. Youm7

Youm7 is an Arabic-language daily newspaper in Egypt. Its first issue was launched in October 2008. Back then, it was published on a weekly basis. It transformed into a daily from May 2011. Headquartered in Giza and Cairo, Youm7 is published in the compact format.

Ownership

Youm7 is owned by the Egyptian Media Group, which belongs to the United Media Services Group that is owned by one of the intelligence agencies of Egypt. In 2020, it was named the second most influential Arabic paper by the Industry Arabic.

English Edition

The English edition of Youm7 was launched in August 2011. Launching the same, managing director Sallie Pisch said that the newspaper aimed to fill the gap in “quality, understandable news coverage coming out of Egypt in English”. However, it no longer functions now.

Website

Youm7 also has an online edition. The website has sections such as Sports, Investigations, Economy and Stock Exchange, Television, Health and Technology among others. Youm7 launched its English news website, The Cairo Post in 2013. In 2014, Youm7 launched Photo7, a news website for pictures from Egypt and across the Arab world.

It is present on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and subscribe to its YouTube channel for the latest updates and news.

Egyptian newspapers 1 Youm7 website

Youm7 Online

Youm7 Android App

Youm7 iOS App

2. El Balad

El Balad is an Egyptian news website. It is a part of the Cleopatra Media Group. The Arabic-language portal was launched in the year 2011. El Balad has its headquarters in Giza, the third-largest city in Egypt. Ahmed Sabry is its editor-in-chief (2020).

Huge Network

The website covers Egyptian, Arab and international affairs. “We have a huge network of correspondents in all governorates of Egypt and all governmental institutions and others,” El Balad says on the website.

For the convenience of its readers, the news portal has segregated the stories into several sections such as Sports, Art, Education, World News, Technology, Economy and many more.

Social Media Reach

El Balad is also present on social media platforms. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One can also follow its official YouTube channel for the latest news and updates. In the description of its YouTube channel, El Balad claims that several opinion writers besides young essayists contribute to the website.

Egyptian newspapers 2 El Balad website

El Balad Online

El Balad Android App

El Balad iOS App

3. Al Dostor?

Al Dostor is an Egyptian news portal. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. According to its Facebook page, Al Dostor was founded on December 12, 1995, and is issued by Al-Dustour Company for Press, Publishing and Distribution. Al Dostor describes itself as a “comprehensive political daily electronic portal”

News Sections

For the convenience of its readers, Al Dostor has segregated its stories into different sections such as Art, Economy, Sports, World, Egypt and Lifestyle among others. The website claims to provide accurate news, information, analysis as well as articles by some of the leading writers. Mohamed El-Baz is the editor-in-chief of Al Dostor (2020).

Al Dostor has accounts on all major social media platforms. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One can also subscribe to its YouTube channel to stay updated with all the major events.

Egyptian newspapers 3 Al Dostor website

Al Dostor Online

4. Al Bawaba?

Al Bawaba News founded in 2012 is an Egyptian news portal. Initially launched as a website, after two years, in 2014, its print version also hit the market. Founded by Abdel Rahim Ali, who is also its chairman and editor-in-chief, Al Bawaba News is published in the Arabic language.

Ethics

“We combine reporting with cultural enlightenment and adhere to professional principles and ethics,” Al Bawaba News mentions on its website. It is part of the Arab Center for Journalism, founded by Abdel Rahim Ali in 1998.

The website of Al Bawaba offers its readers stories from various genres. It has different sections such as Economy, Culture, The World, Sports, Reports and Investigation. Al Bawaba is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Circulation

According to Media Ownership Monitor, Al Bawaba does not distribute more than 1000 copies per day, however, it is still being regularly published because of the adequate funding. As per speculations, Abdel Rahim Ali is said to receive funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Al Bawaba website and newspaper.

Controversy

In 2017, Egyptian authorities confiscated Al Bawaba newspaper and its distribution was banned because of a story criticising the National Security Committee of Parliament.

Egyptian newspapers 4 Albawaba website

Albawaba Online

Albawaba ePaper

Albawaba Android App

Albawaba iOS App

5. Al Wafd

Egyptian newspapers 5 Al Wafd

Al Wafd is an Egyptian daily newspaper published in the Arabic language. It is published by the Wafd party in Giza, the third-largest city in Egypt. Founded in 1984, it was launched as a mouthpiece of the Wafd party. Considered as an opposition paper, Al Wafd is published in the broadsheet format.

Website

Al Wafd newspaper also has a digital version. For the convenience of the readers, the website has segregated the stories into different sections such as Fashion, My World, Art, Economy, Sports, News and Parliament 2020 among others.

Al Wafd is also present on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook and Twitter besides subscribing to its YouTube channel. Wagdy Zain El Din is the editor of Al Wafd (2020).

Controversy

During the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Osama Heikal was its editor-in-chief, who later got appointed as Information Minister the same year. On September 4, 2013, Al Wafd portrayed the then US President Barack Obama as Satan because of his support to the opposition forces in Syria.

Egyptian newspapers 5 Al Wafd website

Al Wafd Online

6. El Watan

Egyptian newspapers 6 El Watan

Al Watan is an Arabic-language daily newspaper in Egypt. It was founded in 2012. The newspaper emerged after the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Owned by businessman Mohammed Al Amin, the founder of CBC Group, Al Watan also has a news portal. Both newspaper and the website have the same editorial management. Mohamed Al Amin resigned from the position of chairman of Al Watan in August 2015.

Ownership

Al Watan is issued by Future Publishing, Distribution and Press Company. Initially, the newspaper was conceived as a local weekly for the eastern part of the country. However, it went on to become a national daily with months of its launch.

“Combining breaking news, reports, political analyzes and articles by leading writers, along with services and entertainment, in order to satisfy its audience -with their diverse interests- in Egypt and the Arab world,” the website describes itself.

News Sections

Al Watan portal offers its readers a wide variety of news stories. It has several sections such as Arabs And The World, Economy, Art And Culture, Egypt among others. Al Watan is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram besides YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 6 El Watan website

El Watan Online

El Watan Android App

El Watan iOS App

7. Kooora

Koora is an Arabic-language sports website in Egypt. It covers football, basketball and many more sports. For the convenience of its readers, Koora has segregated the stories into different sections such as Players, Matches and All Competitions among others.

Koora is also present on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram besides subscribing to its YouTube channel. Describing itself in the About section of its YouTube channel, the website writes, “Kooora.com has proven its excellent coverage of all kinds of sports, through first-hand results for all matches, in-depth news and analysis, and discussion of many controversial issues”.

Egyptian newspapers 7 Kooora website

Kooora Online

Kooora Android App

Kooora iOS App

8. Al Nahar Egypt

Egyptian newspapers 8 Alnahar Egypt

Al Nahar is an Arabic language newspaper. It is based in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. The first issue of the newspaper was launched on February 14, 2007. Al Nahar is issued by Al-Waqi’a Arab Company for Press and Publication. While Osama Sharshar is the chairman and editor-in-chief of Al Nahar, Shaaban Khalifa is the executive editor-in-chief (2020).

Al Nahar has a digital version as well. The website carries stories related to different genres. It has sections such as Reports and follow-up, Arab and international, Articles, Culture, Art, Accidents, Economy, Sports and many more. Al Nahar is also available on social media platforms. One can find it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 8 Alnahar Egypt website

Alnahar Egypt Online

Alnahar Egypt ePaper

Alnahar Egypt Android App

Alnahar Egypt iOS App

9. El Fagr?

El Fagr is an Egyptian weekly newspaper published in the Arabic-language. The first issue of El Fagr appeared on June 3, 2005. It hits the newsstand every Thursdays. Published in broadsheet format, it is considered a sensationalist publication. The newspaper is owned by Al-Fagr for Printing and Publishing Inc. and has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

News Sections

El Fagr also has a website with different sections such as Economy, Technology, Cars, Saudi, Arab and International, Egypt News and Opinion Articles among others. In 2013, the weekly began an award in the memory of its deceased journalist Al Husseiny Abu Deif. He passed away during clashes among protestors in December 2012.

Controversy

El Fagr is available on YouTube. Its accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been suspended. In October 2019, social media giant Facebook reported that it has removed El Fagr’s pages and accounts on Instagram and Facebook. This is because the news organisation conducted “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”.

Facebook even accused El Fagr of creating fake accounts and pages pretending to be independent news organizations to mislead readers across the Middle East and North Africa and slam Iran, Turkey and Qatar. In April 2020, Twitter too removed 2,541 accounts associated with El-Fagr.

Egyptian newspapers 9 El Fagr website

El Fagr Online

El Fagr Android App

El Fagr iOS App

10. Arabi 21

Arabi21 is an Egyptian news portal. It publishes news in the Arabic language. For the ease of reading, the website has segregated the stories into various sections such as Medicine And Health, Science And Technology, The Art World, Sports, Economy, Policy, Culture And Literature among others.

Arabi21 is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and can even subscribe to its official YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 10 Rabi 21 website

Arabi 21 Online

11. Akhbar El Yom

Akhbar El Yom is a weekly newspaper in the Arabic language. It hits the newsstands on Saturdays. Headquartered in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, the first issue of Akhbar El Yom was issued on November 6, 1944. It was founded by the Amin brothers — Mustafa Amin and Ali Amin.

Daily Edition

Its daily edition is known as Al-Akhbar. According to Media Ownership Monitor, Al Akhbar was launched under the name Akhbar El Yom. Initially it was a private newspaper, however, it got nationalized in May 1960. It is owned by Akhbar El Yom Foundation.

Origin

Established in 1905, it is the second oldest Egyptian State-owned press organization. Besides Akhbar El Yom and Al-Akhbar, the foundation also issues Akher Saa magazine, the crime news magazine Akhbar Al Hwadeth, people magazine Akhbar Al Negoom, Egyptian culture magazine Akhbar Al Adab, sports magazine Akhbar Al Ryada and religious newspaper Al Lewaa Al Islami.

Website

Akhbar El Yom also has a news website with different sections such as Art and Culture, Investigations, Economy, Arab and International and Egypt among others. The editorial management teams of the print and digital versions are different. It is available on all major social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and subscribe to its YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 11 Akhbar El Yom website

Akhbar El Yom Online

Akhbar El Yom Android App

12. Fil Goal?

Fil Goal is a sports website based in Egypt. The sports portal is published in both Arabic and English. It is owned as well as managed by Sarmady, which is a subsidiary of Vodafone Egypt. The website mainly covers football related news.

FilGoal carries stories related to Egyptian, Saudi and European leagues, UEFA Champions League, Africa Cup of Nations, the FIFA World Cup and several other international competitions. It provides services ranging from streaming web radio commentary and analysis to readers’ analysis section, match previews and reviews.

News Sections

For the convenience of the readers, FilGoal.com has segregated the stories into several sections such as Egyptian League, African, Champions League, Champions League, Premier League, La Liga, The Italian League, Bundesliga and Europe among others.

 FilGoal is available on all major social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram besides subscribing to its YouTube channel to receive all the latest news and updates.

Egyptian newspapers 12 Fil Goal? website

Fil Goal? Online

Fil Goal? Android App

Fil Goal? iOS App

13. Masrawy

Masrawy is an Egyptian news website. Launched in the year 1999, it publishes stories in the Arabic language. Masrawy operates under the ONA institution for press and media. The target audience of the portal is the Arabic-speaking population in the Middle East.

Awards

As per Media Ownership Monitor, Masrawy is the first news portal in Egypt. It even bagged “Forbes 2012” award for the best Arabic news site in the Middle East. According to Egyptian journalist Magdi Al Galad, Masrawy is owned by billionaire Naguib Sawiris and he never interferes in the editorial policy of any of his media organisations.

For ease of reading, Masrawy has segregated the stories into different categories. It has sections such as Arts and Culture, News, Lifestyle, Sports, Economy, Cars, Real Estate, Science and Technology among others. Masrawy is present on social media platforms as well. It has Facebook and Twitter handles besides a YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 13 Masrawy website

Masrawy Online

Masrawy iOS App

14. Al Zaman

AL Zaman is an Egyptian newspaper issued by Zaman Foundation. Published in the Arabic language, it is based in Giza, the third-largest city in Egypt. Al Zaman is published on a weekly basis.

Website

To complement its print edition, Al Zaman has a digital version as well. For the convenience of the readers, the stories on the website have been categorised into different sections such as News, Policy, Economy, Art, Sports, Technology, Opinion Articles, Health and Medicine among others. Ilham Sharsher is the editor-in-chief of Al Zaman (2020).

One can follow Al Zaman on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest news and updates. It also has a YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 14 Al Zaman website

Al Zaman Online

15. El Mogaz

El Mogaz is an Arabic language newspaper published on a weekly basis. It is based in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. El Mogaz was launched in February 2006. The newspaper is published by Al Moujaz Company for Press, Printing and Publishing.

“It follows events in Egypt and the world moment by moment and works according to professional rules that give special importance to the news industry and transmit it with complete neutrality and transparency,” El Mogaz describes itself on its Facebook page.

Key People

Yasser Barakat is the editor-in-chief of El Mogaz (2020).

To complement its print edition, El Mogaz has a digital version as well. For ease of reading, stories have been categorised into different sections. Cases and Investigations, Reports and Events, News, Business and Stock Exchange, Health and Beauty, Arabs and The World are some of the sections.

El Mogaz is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 15 El Mogaz website

El Mogaz Online

16. Ahl Masr

Ahl Masr News is an Egyptian news website. Published in the Arabic language, the portal has a license from the Supreme Council for Media Regulation. Dalia Emad is the Editorial General Supervisor of Ahl Masr News (2020).

News Sections

For the convenience of its readers, Ahl Masr News has segregated the stories into different categories. Egypt News, Economy, Provinces, Sports, Banks, World News, Cars, Health, Opinion Articles, Woman, Comics, Art are some of the sections.

The news portal is available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. “Raising political and cultural awareness and communication through various means,” Ahl Masr describes its objective in the About section of its YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 16 Ahl Masr website

Ahl Masr Online

17. Misr5

Misr5 is an Arabic language news portal based in Egypt. The website was launched in 2013. “Our goal is to provide strong Egyptian and Arab content that interests everyone,” it mentions on Facebook.

News Sources

Talking about its news sources, Misr5 states that it gathers information from major news agencies and renowned TV channels besides its correspondents in the provinces. Muhammad Ibrahim is the founder and CEO of Misr5.

From politics, culture to economy, Misr5 covers stories related to a wide range of interests. It has several sections such as Egypt News, Economy News, Family, Technology, Health and Beauty, Cars, Foreign Affairs and Education News among others.

To receive all the latest news and updates, one can follow Misr5 on social media platforms. It is available on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 17 misr5 website

misr5.com Online

misr5.com Android App

18. Al Araby

Al Araby is an Arabic language news organisation with pan-Arab reach. It began as a pilot project in late 2013 and was launched for the public on March 30, 2014. The news outlet is owned by Qatari company Fadaat Media, which is based in London. It was initially launched as a news website in March 2014. Later by September 2014, the company launched a daily newspaper as well. Soon an English version of the portal, The New Arab, was also inaugurated.

Origin

In January 2015, Al Araby TV Network was launched as a counterweight to Al Jazeera. On March 29, 2015, the portal even issued Palestine Supplement that covers political, economic and humanitarian issues of Palestine. Al Araby’s website has various sections such as News, Policy, Economy, Articles, Investigations, Sports, Culture and Society among others.

Al Araby is present on major social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter besides subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Diverse Opinions

Al Araby “seeks to be a platform for diverse opinions and viewpoints, and offers its readers a wide range of opinions and comments that enrich the minds of its readers to stand firm,” it mentions on its Facebook page.

Now, Al Araby has three offices globally, in Beirut, Doha and London.

Egyptian newspapers 18 Alaraby website

Alaraby.co.uk Online

Alaraby.co.uk Android App

19. Al Mal

?Al Mal is an Egyptian business and economy newspaper. It is published in the Arabic language. Al Mal covers news related to stock market, companies, economy, markets, banks, insurance, transportation, investment, communications and technology besides general political stories.

Al Mal represents “a wide range of entrepreneurs, decision-makers & business minded people,” reads the description on Linkedln. It boasts of being a “reliable source of information for people in Egypt & Middle East area”.

Website

Al Mal also has a digital edition. For the convenience of the readers, the stories have been segregated into different sections on the website. Cars, Energy, Real Estate, Arab Markets are some of the sections.

Investors Problems

Since 2010, the newspaper started publishing a series of annual appendices that brought the problems and issues of the investors to the forefront.

Al Mal is also available on social media platforms. One can find it on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hazem Sherif is the editor-in-chief of Al Mal (2020)

Egyptian newspapers 19 Al Mal website

Al Mal Online

Al Mal Android App

20. Al-Ahram

Egyptian newspapers 20 Al Ahram

Al-Ahram is an Egyptian daily newspaper. Reportedly, it is one of the widely circulating newspapers in the world. The Arabic daily is owned by the Al-Ahram Foundation, which is managed by Egyptian government’s Supreme Council of Press. Its first issue appeared on August 5, 1875.

Ownership

Established by two Lebanese Melkite Christian brothers, Beshara Takla and Saleem Takla, it was launched as a weekly newspaper. Al-Ahram appeared every Saturday until January 1881 when it was relaunched as a daily newspaper.

Owned by the Egyptian government, it is the second oldest newspaper in the country.

Until November 1899, it was published from Alexandria. Later, it shifted its headquarters to Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. Al-Ahram was nationalised on May 24, 1960, when former President Gamal Abdel Nasser brought a law eliminating the ownership of private newspapers.

Website

Al-Ahram also has a website in the Arabic language. The news stories are segregated into different sections such as News, Provinces, Accidents, Economy, Culture and arts, Arabs and the world, Opinions and Sports among others.

Al-Ahram is also present on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram besides subscribing to its YouTube channel to receive all the latest news and updates.

Egyptian newspapers 20 Al Ahram website

Al-Ahram Online

Al-Ahram Android App

21. Al-Ahram (English Edition)

Al-Ahram’s English edition is known as Ahram Online. The news portal is published by Al-Ahram Establishment, which is Egypt’s largest news organisation. Ahram Online was launched on November 26, 2010. Hani Shukrallah is its founding editor.

News Sections

Ahram Online covers news related to various beats. It has sections such as Business, Opinion, World, Arts & Culture, Sports, Life & Style, Heritage, Books and Analysis among others. Ahram Online also has accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 21 Al Ahram English Edition website

Al-Ahram (English Edition) Online

22. Al-Masry Al-Youm

Egyptian newspapers 22 Al Masry Al Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm is an Arabic language private newspaper based in Egypt. Its first issue appeared on June 7, 2004. Owned by Al-Masry Al-Youm for Journalism and Publication, the daily was established by an Egyptian businessman Salah Diab, whose grandfather Tawfik Diab was one of the popular publishers in the 1930s and 1940s. Al-Masry Al-Youm has its headquarters in Cairo.

Liberal Paper

The newspaper is liberal in its approach. Initially, it was mostly circulated among the intellectual elite in Cairo. Al-Masry Al-Youm aimed at surpassing sensational reporting, which was prevalent in print media in Egypt.

Reportedly, its launch “helped inaugurate a new opening for independent media in Egypt.” Also, Al-Masry Al-Youm was considered the most influential newspaper in 2009.

Websites

Al-Masry Al-Youm also has websites in Arabic and English. The English edition was launched in 2009. It later went on to evolve as Egypt Independent. Tourism and Aviation, Culture, Arab and the World, Economy and Sports among others are the sections available on its Arabic website.

The daily is also present on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. On its Facebook page, Al-Masry Al-Youm claims to be the “highest circulation independent newspaper in the Egyptian market”.

Egyptian newspapers 22 Al Masry Al Youm website

Al-Masry Al-Youm Online

Al-Masry Al-Youm Android App

Al-Masry Al-Youm iOS App

23. Akhbarak

Akhbarak is an Egyptian website in the Arabic language. It is particularly a news aggregator. Akhbarak claims to collects news from over 100 Egyptian news sources. The website is owned by Sarmady, a digital media house established in 2001.

Sister Publications

Besides Akhbarak, Sarmady also owns portals like FilGoal.com and Reyada.com in Sports, ContactCars.com in Automotive, DarAlAkhbar.com in News and FilFan.com in Entertainment. Sarmady was acquired by Vodafone Egypt in 2011, however, it claims to operate autonomously.

News Sections

Akhbarak has segregated its news stories into several categories. It has sections like World, Egypt, Sports, Art, Women, Technology, Economy, Videos and Photos among others. The website also regularly updates prayer times, currency rates and temperatures.

Akhbarak is available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The news portal also offers mobile applications for both iOS and Android users.

Egyptian newspapers 23 Akhbarak website

Akhbarak Online

Akhbarak Android App

Akhbarak iOS App

24. Al Gomhuria

Egyptian newspapers 24 Al Gomhuria

Al Gomhuria is one of the state-owed newspapers in Egypt. The daily newspaper is published in Arabic. Owned by Dar El Tahrir for Printing and Publishing and managed by the National Press Authority, Al Gomhuria has its headquarters in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Origin

According to Media Ownership Monitor, Al Gomhuria was established in 1954 after Free Officers’ coup of 1952. Its launch was supervised by former president Mohamed Anwar Al Sadat upon the request of then-president Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Sadat, who was Revolutionary Command Council’s member at the time was instructed to issue a newspaper that would serve as a mouthpiece of the revolution. Sadat was also the first editor-in-chief of Al Gomhuria. Back then, the daily was printed using the facilities of Wafd party’s newspaper Al Misri, which was disestablished by the ruling regime.

Website

Al Gomhuria also has a digital version to complement its print edition. For the convenience of its readers, the Arabic portal has segregated the stories into different sections such as Lifestyle, Sports, Education, Reports And Investigations, Around The World and Tech among others.

Al Gomhuria is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 24 Al Gomhuria website

Al Gomhuria Online

25. Veto

Veto is an Egyptian news portal. Published in the Arabic language, the website is based in Giza. Veto was founded in January 2013. It was issued by the Al-Ahrar Company for Press, Printing and Publishing, which is an Egyptian Joint Stock Company.

Besides Egypt, it also carries news related to the Middle East. Veto states that it covers local and international news with “professionalism, objectivity and impartiality”. Essam Kamel is its editor-in-chief.

News Sections

The portal has several sections according to the interest of the readers. Egypt News, Sports, Economy, Culture And Arts, Provinces Communication And Technology, Cars, Health and woman are some of the main categories.

Veto is also present on all major social media platforms. It is available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 25 Veto website

Veto Online

Veto ePaper

26. Mobtada?

Mobtada is an Arabic news website based in Egypt. The portal covers news stories related to politics, world affairs, sports and many more. For the convenience of the readers, it has segregated the stories into several sections such as Art and Culture, Lifestyle, Medicine and Health, Accidents, Sports, Photos, Videos, International Affairs and Egypt among others.

Mobtada is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 26 Mobtada? website

Mobtada? Online

Mobtada? Android App

Mobtada? iOS App

27. Sabah Arabi

Sabah Arabi is an Egyptian news portal. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. Sports, Investigations and Reports, Arab News, Provinces, Religion and Life, Economy, Art and Culture, Technology, Women and Health and World News are some of the sections available on the website.

To get the latest news and updates, one can follow Sabah Arabi on Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 27 Sabah Arabi website

Sabah Arabi Online

28. Al Masdar

Al Masdar is an Egyptian news portal that primarily covers economy and business. Based in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, it publishes stories in the Arabic language. The website has sections such as Markets, Banks, Investment, Technology, Real Estates, Cars and Transport, Petroleum and Energy, Tourism and Aviation, International and Arab among others.

Al Masdar has official accounts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram besides a YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 28 Al Masdar website

Al Masdar Online

Al Masdar Android App

29. Al-Shorouk

?Al-Shorouk is an Egyptian private newspaper. Published in Arabic language, it is a liberal-oriented daily. Besides Egypt, Al-Shorouk is published in several other Arabic nations. Published by Dar El Shorouk publishing house, it has headquarters in Cairo.

The first issue of Al-Shorouk appeared in February 2009. It was founded by Ibrahim Al Moellam, who also owns El Tahrir. Al-Shorouk is published in broadsheet format.

Ownership

Currently, Egyptian businessman Ahmad Heikal, founder of Citadel Capital Group, owns 58.51 percent of Dar Al Shorouk publishing house. However, Ibrahim Al Moellam still possesses the management rights.

The daily shut down its operations for two consecutive days after the 2013 Egyptian coup because of an article by journalist Belal Fadl. According to Media Ownership Monitor, Al-Shorouk brought a significant change in the private and independent media industry in Egypt. It contributed to the improvement of journalism standards in the country.

Website

Al-Shorouk also has a website to complement its print edition. The portal has several sections such as Travel and Outing, Money and Business, Television, Culture, Art, Technology, Science, Egypt, Foreign Affairs and many more.

Al-Shorouk is available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It also offers mobile applications for both Android and iOS users.

Egyptian newspapers 29 Shorouk website

Shorouk Online

Shorouk Android App

30. Almesryoon?

Almesryoon is an Egyptian portal and newspaper published in the Arabic language. It is issued by the Egyptians Foundation for Press, Printing and Publishing. While the website was launched in 2004, the newspaper has been functional since 2011. Jamal Sultan is the chairman and editor-in-chief of Almesryoon (2020).

To cater to the interest of its readers, the website has several sections such as Political Life, Arabs And The World, Sports, Articles, Money And Business among others. Almesryoon has social media presence as well. It has accounts on Facebook and Twitter besides a YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 30 Almesryoon? website

Almesryoon? Online

31. ?Al Hilal Al Youm

Al Hilal Al Youm is a news website based in Cairo, Egypt. The Arabic portal was launched in 2008. Dar Al-Hilal Press Foundation, which was established in 1892 is the publisher of the website.

Origin

Founded by Georgi Zidan, it is said to be the oldest Egyptian and Arab cultural press institution. For the convenience of its readers, Al Hilal Al Youm has segregated the news stories into various sections.

News, Parliament, Investigations And Reports, Provinces, Economy, Art And Culture, Arabs And The World, Sports are some of the major categories on the website.

Egyptian newspapers 31 ?Al Hilal Al Youm website

?Al Hilal Al Youm Online

32. Egypt Today (in UK)

Egypt Today is an Egyptian English magazine which is published on a monthly basis from Cairo. William Harrison is its founder. Published by IBA media, its first issue appeared in 1979. Business Today Egypt is its sister publication.

Egypt Today claims to be the “nation’s oldest and bestselling English-language social affairs magazine”. The magazine was banned in March 2005 because of its article on 2005 presidential election.

Website

Egypt Today also has a website. It was launched in April 2017. The website has several sections which includes News, Business, Arts & Culture, Our Magazine and Sports among others.

“The news portal provides breaking news, in-depth analysis, opinions and features and covers local Egyptian, regional and international news,” Egypt Today describes its website. It claims to cover “the stories that haven’t made the headlines and stories with unique perspectives, context and depth”.

Egypt Today is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Egyptian newspapers 32 ?Egypt Today website

Egypt Today (in UK) Online

33. Dotmsr

Dotmsr is an Arabic news website and online TV. The portal is based in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. Dotmsr was launched on July 15, 2014. It boasts of having the first Arabic online news studio in the Middle East. To cater to the interest of its readers, the website has segregated the stories into categories like Arab and international, Sports and News among others.

Social Media Reach

Dotmsr is present on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. However, it is not available on Facebook. “Online newspaper and television, which aims to achieve a qualitative shift in the level of Arab press content on the Internet,” Dotmsr states in the About section of its YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 33 dotmsr website

dotmsr.com Online

34. Soutalomma

Soutalomma is a weekly newspaper of Egypt. It is published in the Arabic language. Its first issue is said to appear in 1984. However, it stopped publication in 1994 after the death of its founder. Later, Issam Ismail Fahmy took over the reign in 2000. Egyptian journalist Adel Hammouda became the first editor-in-chief (2000 to 2005) of its second edition.

Independent Paper

Soutalomma is considered one of the first independent weekly newspapers in Egypt. It claims to have uncovered many incidents of corruption. Soutalomma also states that it has a significant role in the revolutions of January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

Soutalomma has a website with sections such as Economy and banks, Gulf voice and many more. One can find its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Soutalomma also has a YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 34 soutalomma website

soutalomma Online

35. Nogoom Masrya (ngmisr.com)

Nogoom Masrya (ngmisr.com) is an Egyptian news website. Published in Arabic, it was launched in September 2009 by Dr. Abdel Rahman Al-Laithi. The portal is said to be best known for “being the first revenue sharing platform in the Arab world”.

The site was also one of the early ones to adopt technologies such as AMP (Accelerated mobile pages), using HTTPS internet protocol and web push notifications.

Celebrity News

Initially, Nogoom Masrya with domain name 100fm6.com focussed on celebrity news. It became quite popular during 2011 revolution. Later, in 2013, it launched a news website in the Middle East.

Nogoom Masrya has several sections such as Egypt, Saudi, Sports, Education, The World, Economy, Careers, Health. The portal got registered with the Supreme Council for Media Regulation in October 2018. Hilal Eid is its editor-in-chief (2020).

Nogoom Masrya has news application for both Android and iOS devices. It also has social media presence. One can find it on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 35 ngmisr website

ngmisr.com Online

36. El Ahly

El Ahly is an Egyptian sports website. The Arabic portal is based in Egypt. It claims to be one of the first websites in Arab countries to publish sports news. Launched on October 24, 2001, it mainly covers news related to Al-Ahly Club of Egypt as well as Egyptian and Arab football.

For the convenience of the readers, El Ahly has segregated the news stories into different sections such as Egyptian Football, Team and Professionals, Tournaments, Videos and Photos among others. It is also present on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 36 El Ahly website

El Ahly Online

37. Mwlana

Mawlana is an Arabic language website for educational and general news. Based in Egypt, its major news sources are TV channels, news agencies and correspondents across the provinces.  On Facebook page, Mawlana describes itself as a “comprehensive portal for Egyptian education, specialized in supporting students and teachers of Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Education”.

Mawlana is available on social media platforms as well. It has accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 37 Mwlana website

Mwlana Online

38. El Bashayer

El Bashayer is an Egyptian news portal. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. Launched in 2007, El Bashayer is issued by Al-Faris Advertising and Media Company.

Hassan Amer is its editor-in-chief (2020). El Bashyaer is available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 38 El Bashayer website

El Bashayer Online

39. El Tahrir

El Tahrir is a private 18-page daily newspaper. Based in Egypt, it is published in Arabic language. Launched on July 3, 2011, El Tahrir was the second publication launched after the 2011 Egyptian revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.

Origin

The daily was named after Tahrir Square, which witnessed massive demonstrations during the revolution. Ibrahim El Moellam and Ibrahim Eissa are among its founding members. Moellam is also the publisher of the daily.

El Tahrir also has a website — Tahrir News. The portal has sections such as Sports, Arts, Life, Health and Opinion among others. It is present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 39 Tahrir News website

Tahrir News Online

Tahrir News Android App

Tahrir News iOS App

40. ?Almogaz

Almogaz is an Arabic news website based in Egypt. Launched on March 1, 2011, the portal describes itself as “a news compilation and classification service”. Catering to the interest of the readers, Almogaz has created different sections which are regularly updated.

Economy, Culture and Art, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology and Policy are some of the sections available on the website. Almogaz is also present on Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 40 ?Almogaz website

?Almogaz.com Online

41. Amwalalghad

Amwal Al Ghad is an Arabic economic magazine published on a monthly basis in Egypt. It was launched in 2009.

Describing on Facebook, it states that the magazine “aims to disseminate information about all investment and financial sectors to make the reader’s life more orderly and smooth”.

Website

Amwal Al Ghad also has a website with sections such as Money, Markets, Banks And Financial Institutions, Investment, Technology And Communications, Real Estates, Energy and Insurance among others. It has accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 41 amwalalghad website

amwalalghad.com Online

42. Egypt State Information Service

Egypt State Information Service is a government agency of Egypt that is directly subordinate to the presidency. It is the official media and public relations apparatus responsible for managing foreign media and correspondents in Egypt.

Origin

It was established by Revolutionary Command Council in 1954. Its member Salah Salem was the first chairman of the State Information Service. An order was issued in 2012 by President Mohamed Morsi making the State Information Service subordinate to the presidency instead of the now-defunct ministry of information.

Egypt State Information Service has a website. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 42 Egypt State Information Service website

Egypt State Information Service Online

43. Sharkia Today

Sharkia Today is an Arabic news website based in Egypt. Established in 2009, it claims to be “the most prominent and ideal place for those interested in the news of Al Sharqiya Governorate”.

For the convenience of the readers, Sharkia Today has segregated the news stories into different sections. Culture and art, Science and technology, Real estates, Rates and currencies, Gulf news, Saudi news and Egypt news are some of the categories found on the website.

It is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 43 Sharkia Today website

Sharkia Today Online

44. Alwatan Post

Alwatan Post is an Egyptian news website. It publishes stories in Arabic. Alwatan Post covers news stories related to politics, economy, sports and many more beats. It has sections such as Education, Technology, Money and business, Health and beauty, World news and Sports among others.

Alwatan Post is also available on all major social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram besides subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Egyptian newspapers 44 AlwatanPost website

AlwatanPost Online

AlwatanPost Android App

45. Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent is the English language sister publication of national daily Al-Masry Al-Youm. It was launched as a news website in 2009. Earlier, it was published as a weekly English-language edition of the daily.

Controversy

Later, on November 24, 2011, Egypt Independent published its first separate print edition. However, after it was stopped by the editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm to publish the second edition, the newspaper acquired a separate license and continued publishing in 2012.

In April 2013, the print edition got shut down. Though the website is still operational. Egypt Independent is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 45 Egypt Independent website

Egypt Independent Online

46. Elmwatin?

Elmwatin is an Arabic news website based in Egypt. Launched in 2016, it covers local and international news, especially the Middle East. For the convenience of the readers, Elmwatin has segregated the news stories into sections such as Sports, Art and culture, Arabs and the world, Reports and investigations, Economy, Health and woman among others.

It is also available on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 46 Elmwatin website

Elmwatin Online

Elmwatin Online

47. Rassd news

Rassd News is the Arabic language website of Rassd News Network, which is also known as RNN. Rassd News Network was launched on January 25, 2011, as a Facebook-based news source. Now, it has expanded its network to even Libya, Morocco, Syria, Jerusalem and Turkey.

The website has sections such as Sports, Economy, Policy and many more. Rassd News is also present on all major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Egyptian newspapers 47 Rassd news website

Rassd news Online

48. Watani

Watani is an Egyptian weekly newspaper. Published in Arabic, the newspaper appears every Sunday. Watani was founded by Anton Sidhum in 1958. It also has a website with sections like Economy, Investigations and files, Arts and culture, News and reports among others.

Watani has social media presence as well with official accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Youssef Sidhoum is its editor-in-chief (2020).

Egyptian newspapers 48 Watani website

Watani Online

Watani Android App

Watani iOS App

49. Daily News Egypt

Egyptian newspapers 49 Daily News Egypt

?Daily News Egypt, founded in April 2005 is an English daily newspaper. Earlier, when it was owned by Egyptian Media Services, the daily was distributed as a supplement with International Herald Tribune.

Daily News Egypt was relaunched on June 19, 2012. It also has a website that was launched on June 22, 2012. Politics, Culture, Sports, Lifestyle and Business are some of the sections available on the portal. Daily News Egypt is also available on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Egyptian newspapers 49 Daily News Egypt website

Daily News Egypt Online

Daily News Egypt iOS App

50. Egyptian Streets?

Egyptian Streets is an English news website based in Egypt. It was founded by Mohamed Khairat as a blog in July 2012. Later, in March 2014, he went on to establish it as a media company with co-founders Assem Emam and Mostafa Amin.

Egyptian Streets describes itself as “an independent, young, and grassroots news media organization”. The website has several sections including Arts and Culture, Politics and Society, Travel among others.

The audience of Egyptian Streets is basically bilingual Egyptians (who know Arabic and English) and expatriates.

Egyptian newspapers 50 Egyptian Streets website

Egyptian Streets Online

Egyptian Streets Android App

Egyptian Streets iOS App

Part II: Business newspapers and websites

In the second part of the article, we have shared a list of the prominent business newspapers and news websites of Egypt with their details.

51. Al-Borsa News

Al-Borsa is an Egyptian newspaper published in Arabic language. It is an economic daily founded in April 2008. Al-Borsa also has a digital version to complement its print edition. It is issued by Business News Company for Press, Publication and Distribution.

Hussein Abd Rabbo is the chairman and editor-in-chief of Al-Borsa (2020).

News Sections

To cater to the interest of its readers, Al-Borsa has segregated news stories into different sections such as Market, Egypt’s Economy, Banks, Investment and Business, Communications and Technology, Travel and Tourism, Real Estates, Cars and Energy among others. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 51 alborsaanews website

alborsaanews.com Online

52. Business – Ahram

Ahram Online is the English language news portal by Al-Ahram Establishment, the publisher of the daily newspaper Al-Ahram. Ahram Online was launched on November 26, 2010. While Hani Shukrallah is the founding editor, Ezzat Ibrahim is the chief editor of Ahram Online (2020).

The website has a special section dedicated to carry the news stories related to the business beat. Besides Business, Ahram Online has sections such as World, Arts & Culture, Heritage, Life & Style, Books, Economy and Sports among others. It also has accounts on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Ownership

On a related note, Al-Ahram, primarily owned by the Egyptian government is the second oldest newspaper. It was established in 1875 in Alexandria as a weekly. It became a daily in January 1881. Al Ahram was nationalised in 1960 following President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s order eliminating the ownership of private newspapers. Al Ahram has an Arabic news website as well.

Egyptian newspapers 52 Business Ahram website

Business – Ahram Online

Part III: Sports news website

In the third part of the article, we have described the most prominent sports news website of Egypt.

53. Reyada

Reyada is an Egyptian sports website. It publishes stories in the Arabic language. Reyada states that the news is arranged on its site without any kind of human intervention. It uses smart technology to publish news.

The arrangement of news depends upon a number of factors such as timing, content and number of views. Reyada has official accounts on Facebook and Twitter. One can follow it on social media to stay updated with the latest news.

Egyptian newspapers 53 Reyada website

Reyada.com Online

Reyada.com iOS App

Part IV: News agency

In the fourth part of the article, we have explained about the official news agency of Egypt.

54. Middle East News Agency (MENA)

The Middle East News Agency was established on December 15, 1955, as a joint-stock company. Egyptian Cabinet passed the law to establish the agency on February 8, 1956. On February 28, MENA began its operation by distributing its first bulletin by roneo machine.

On April 16, 1956, it became the first regional news agency in the Middle East to transmit its service on tickers. MENA has a website with several sections such as Middle East, Arab World, Africa, Egypt, Military, Justice, Economy, Sports, Religion, Tourism, Culture and Youth among others. It is also available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Egyptian newspapers 54 MENA website

Middle East News Agency (MENA) Online

Middle East News Agency (MENA) Android App

Conclusion

The Egyptian media influences the majority of population in Egypt and the Arab World. However, the media professionals are not much safe in the country. According to Reporters Without Borders, “successive governments have tried to control the media and have not hesitated to impose measures restricting journalists’ freedom”.

“The situation of media freedom in Egypt is extremely worrying” the organisation stated further.

Pro-Islamist Media

Even though the pro-Islamist media of Egypt is allowed to broadcast from abroad, the journalists can only report as per the official statement of the terror outfits on terrorist attacks. In August 2015, the government had introduced a terrorism law to ensure that the journalists and human rights activists are not allowed to enter the parts of Sinai region.

Online Media

While traditional media is completely controlled by the ruling government in Egypt, some critics of the state find their voices on various social media platforms. Facebook is the most popular social media site in the country with more that 34.5 million accounts registered by 2017.

President al-Sisi’s government is taking measures to control the media on the internet. The government has banned over hundreds websites and arrested the online activists. The government had introduced a cyber-law in 2018 that allows the authorities to block any website without prior notice.

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