Al-Ahram’s English-language publications, Ahram Online and Al-Ahram Weekly, are planning to launch a new newsletter service, the first of its kind for a state-run press institution.
Ahram Online has been undergoing major development under the supervision of the National Press Authority, following a protocol that was signed between the website and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology several months ago to re-launch the website with the latest multi-media applications.
The head of the NPA, Karam Gabr, said the email newsletter service has the aim of “guaranteeing a distinct and timely service concerning Egyptian and Arab affairs that will compete with similar services and companies working in the same field for embassies, companies and ordinary readers.”
"The new versions of the English website will act as a platform and window for Egypt to the outside world, in a way that avoids the defects in past services while maintaining the standards of professionalism, accuracy and objectivity, as well as voicing Egypt's interests in a professional way," Gabr said.
"The new service is being launched by an establishment with deep roots and highly experienced journalists," he said.
The CEO of Ahram, Abdel Mohsen Salama, stressed that the English newsletter will provide an excellent service for readers of both Ahram Online and Al-Ahram Weekly, and also serves the state's policy on communication at the international level.
Founded on 5 August 1875, Al-Ahram daily has the biggest circulation of any Egyptian newspaper.
Al-Ahram Weekly was first published in 1991, while Ahram Online was launched in November 2010.
To subscribe to the upcoming newsletter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.