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Arabic: المصور
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Dar Al Hilal Publishing House
First issue 24 October 1924; 89 years ago (1924-10-24)
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Al-Musawar (Arabic: المصور‎) is an Egyptian weekly magazine. The weekly is a semi-official publication.

History and profile[edit]

The first issue of Al Musawar was published 24 October 1924. The founder of the weekly was George Bey Zidan.[1] The publisher is Dar Al Hilal Publishing House.[2] The weekly is semi-official and its editor-in-chiefs and head of the publishing house are appointed by the state.[2][3]

One of its longest-serving editors was journalist Fekry Abaza.[4] Female writer Amina Said was among the editors-in-chief of Al Musawar.[5] Makram Mohammed Ahmed served as editor-in-chief of the weekly from the mid-1980s to 2005.[2] Abdul Qadir Shuheib was appointed editor-in-chief in July 2005.[2]

The weekly has published interviews with major figures including one with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in August 1972.[6]

See also[edit]

List of magazines in Egypt


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  2. ^ a b c d "Egypt axes media moguls". News24 (Cairo). 4 July 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  3. ^ J. Miller Gulf Crisis Produces Surge of Egyptian Confidence The New York Times 11 November 1990. Retrieved 24 November 2013
  4. ^ "مجلة المصور" [Al-Musawar Magazine] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Happened on this day: 20 May 2013". Discover Egypt. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ The Theory and Practice of Islamic Terrorism. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-230-61650-9.