Egypt's NPA appoints Abdel-Mohsen Salama head of Al-Ahram Organisation

Ahram Online , Wednesday 31 May 2017

The National Press Authority also announced appointments for other state-owned publications and press organisations on Wednesday

Abdel-Mohsen Salama
Head of Egypt's press syndicate Abdel-Mohsen Salama(Photo: Al-Ahram)

Veteran journalist Abdel-Mohsen Salama has been appointed the new chairman of Al-Ahram Organisation, the newly established National Press Authority (NPA) announced on Wednesday.

Salama will replace Hisham Lotfi, who served as acting chairman of the organisation since former CEO Ahmed El-Sayed El-Naggar resigned in mid-April.

Salama is also the current head of Egypt's press syndicate

The head of the NPA Karam Gabr also announced several new appointments as heads of state-owned publications and press organisations.

Alaa Thabet was appointed editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram daily newspaper, replacing Abdel-Hady Allam. Ezzat Ibrahim was appointed editor-in-chief of the English-language Ahram Weekly, replacing Galal Nassar. Fouad Mansour was re-appointed editor-in-chief of the French-language Ahram Hebdo.

Al-Ahram Organisation is the parent body of Ahram Online.

Yasser Rizk was re-appointed chairman of Akhbar Al-Youm Organisation. Amr El-Khayyat was re-appointed editor-in-chief of Akhbar Al-Youm daily newspaper, while Khaled Meery was appointed editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar Journal.

At Al-Joumhouria newspaper, Saad Selim was appointed chairman while Abdel-Razek Tawfik was appointed editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper. 

Aly Hassan was appointed chairman and editor in chief of state news agency MENA. 

The NPA was created in December 2016 to oversee state-owned press bodies, replacing the High Council of the Press, which had overseen state-owned press bodies since 1996.

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