El Fagr

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El Fagr
El Fagr front page
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Editor Adel Hammouda
Founded 4 June 2005; 9 years ago (2005-06-04)
Language Arabic
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Official website Official website

El Fagr (IPA: [elˈfæɡɾ]; also Al Fagr, Arabic: الفجر‎ "The dawn") is an Egyptian independent newsweekly, based in Cairo. It was launched in June 2005. hassan Amr is one of the former editors of the paper.[1] Its editor is Adel Hammouda.

In its 21st edition, dated 17 October 2005, El Fagr was the first newspaper worldwide to republish on its front page (one cartoon) and page 17, a total of six cartoons portraying the Islamic Prophet Muhammad of twelve cartoons originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. These twelve cartoons gave rise to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.


  1. ^ Lawrence Pintak; Jeremy Ginges (July 2008). "The Mission of Arab Journalism: Creating Change in a Time of Turmoil". The International Journal of Press/Politics 13 (3). Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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