Egyptian press heads resign

Hazem Zohny , Tuesday 22 Feb 2011

Three chairmen, a chief editor and the head of the Press Syndicate resign today

Three prominent chairmen of Egyptian publications and one chief editor resigned today, along with the head of the Press Syndicate himself, Makram Mohamed Ahmed.

Ahmed’s resignation was formally accepted today by the Press Syndicate Council. An emergency meeting on Saturday will be held to determine a temporary substitute, with the candidates currently under  consideration being Abdel Mohsen Salama and Salah Abdel Maqsoud.

Concurrently, Aly Hisham, the chairman of the historically most overtly Pro-Mubarak state-run newspaper, Al-Gomhoreyya, resigned along with the paper’s chief editor Mohamed Aly Ibrahim.

Chairmen Abdel Kader Shaheeb of Al-Moussawar Magazine and Ismail Montaser of October also resigned. Meanwhile, Rose El-Youssef’s chief editor, Abdallah Kamal, insisted that he would continue in his work until his dismissal.

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