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Sharaf receives Osama Heikal, possible new information minister

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met with journalist Osama Heikal today, a nominee for the newly revived post of information minister

Zeinab El Gundy , Thursday 7 Jul 2011
Sharaf with Heikal
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Egypt’s prime minister, Essam Sharaf, met with Osama Heikal, the nominee for the newly revived position of information minister, on Thursday at the Cabinet offices. ‎The position was dissolved by the Cabinet in early February 2011. 

Heikal stated that the government decided to restore the ministry in ‎order to avoid the negative effects which recently began to emerge in the media. He also added that he ‎was assigned to restructure the Egyptian media. 

Osama Heikal is currently the editor in chief of Al-Wafd Daily newspaper.

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