Ahram Online's new editor in chief Ezzat Ibrahim
Veteran Al-Ahram journalist Ezzat Ibrahim has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Ahram Online, the English-language daily-news website of Al-Ahram, succeeding Fouad Mansour, one of the founders of the seven-year-old news portal.
Ibrahim is the current editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram's print publication Ahram Weekly.
Ibrahim was selected by the National Press Organisation, which oversees publicly-owned print media, to lead both Ahram Online and Ahram Weekly.
Ezzat Ibrahim has held several positions at Al-Ahram Institution, including managing editor of the daily newspaper, and head of its bureau in Washington from 2009 to 2013.
"The website will expand to present an objective image of Egypt to the whole world," Ibrahim said.
"A plan is being prepared to develop the website in coordination with National Press Organisation head Karam Gabr. It will be ready in a matter of weeks," Ibrahim added.
In 2012, Mansour, who held the position of managing editor since the site was founded in late 2010, succeeded the website’s founder Hani Shukrallah upon his retirement. Mansour remains the editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram's French-language print weekly Hebdo.
Ibrahim has praised Mansour for his work at the helm of the site over the past five years, adding that he looks forward to building upon this work and expanding Ahram Online's international audience.
Ahram Online was launched on 26 November 2010. Operating round the clock since its birth, the website has been covering key political, economic, sporting and cultural events in Egypt and the region.