Ministry of Information (Egypt)
|Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Information
|Jurisdiction||Government of Egypt|
|Agency executive||Dorreya Sharaf El-Din, Minister of Information|
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History and profile
The headquarters of the ministry is in Cairo. The ministry was abolished in February 2011 when the new Cabinet of Egypt was created under Essam Sharaf after Mubarak´s last Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq, resigned. It was reestablished in July 2011 and Osama Heikal was appointed minister of information.
List of Egyptian Ministers of Information (incomplete)
- Mansour Hassan (1979-1981)
- Safwat El-Sherif (1981-2004)
- Anas el-Fiqqi (2004-2011)
- Osama Heikal (2011-2012)
- Salah Abdel Maqsoud (2012-2013)
- Dorreya Sharaf El-Din (July 2013-present)
- "Egypt's reinstatement of Information Ministry is a setback". Committee to Protect Journalists. New York. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Egypt's reinstatement of Information Ministry is a setback". Committee to Protect Journalists. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- (22 December 2012). Sadat's last minister of information dies, Al-Ahram
- Hammond, Andrew. Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle, p. 79 (2005)
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