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Hisham Lotfy appointed acting chairman of Al-Ahram following El-Naggar resignation

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Apr 2017
Hisham Lotfy
Al-Ahram's current acting chairman Hisham Lotfy on the left (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic website)
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Egypt’s newly created National Press Authority (NPA) appointed on Wednesday Hisham Lotfi as acting chairman of Al-Ahram Institution following the resignation of Ahmed El-Sayed El-Naggar from his position as chairman, the head of the NPA Karam Gabr announced.

Lotfi, who has served as chairman of Al-Ahram Advertising Agency, will now become acting chairman until the NPA appoints a new chairman and board of directors, according to Gabr.

El-Naggar, a prominent economist, resigned on Wednesday after serving as Al-Ahram chairman since January 2014. 

In December 2016, parliament passed a new law regulating the media by forming the NPA to oversee state-owned press bodies and President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified the new legislation.

The NPA replaces the High Council of Press which oversaw state-owned press bodies since 1996.

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