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Egypt's Al-Ahram sacks chairman, top editors

Chairman and top editors of state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper – who were appointed by the Islamist-dominated Shura Council – have been dismissed

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Jul 2013
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Mamdouh El-Wali, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahram Newspaper (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt's state-owned Al-Ahram media organisation has sacked its chairman, Mamdouh El-Wali, and the editors of its daily and evening newspapers, Abdel-Nasser Salama and Mohamed Kharaga.

All three were appointed by the Islamist-dominated Shura Council, which was dissolved by interim President Adly Mansour on 5 July.

El-Wali was viewed as Islamist-leaning.

Al-Ahram's general assembly said it took the decision to "rebalance its editorial policy" and meet the expectations of the Egyptian people.

The general assembly said Al-Ahram would return to its original position as a symbol of credibility, precision and impartiality, devoted to providing knowledge and enlightenment to the people.

The names of the dismissed chairman and editors will remain on the newspapers for the time being for legal reasons, the general assembly said, but they no longer have any power to represent or speak for Al-Ahram.

 

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VoiceOfEgypt
10-07-2013 05:00pm
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Same Old Mubarak Era is back !
If the freely elected president can be sent into detention by the military then it is meaningless to see these depatartures. However it is becoming self evident witht the reporst of arrest warrants of FJP and MB leaders, that the new regime has taken their first job to hunt down Islamist. They are portraying them as "enemies" and "aliens" as if these people came from outside and its "Mubah" to victimize them, discredit them and persecute them. These type of actions are alwasy expected and long upheavel battle will ensue to rid the nation of the current ruling figures who used military power to take over the nations wills.
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