Al Gomhuria

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Al Gomhuria
الجمهوريةAl Gomhuria
Al Gomhuria logo
Type Daily
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Dar Al Tahrir Publishing House
Editor Al Sayed Al Bably
Founded 1954; 63 years ago (1954)
Headquarters Ramsees, Cairo, Egypt
Website Al Gomhuria

Al Gomhuria (Arabic: الجمهورية‎‎; English: The Republic) is an influential state-owned Egyptian Arabic language daily newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

Al Gomhuria was established in 1954 following the Egyptian revolution[1][2] and became the new regime's leading media outlet.[3] The paper was published using the facilities of Wafd party's newspaper Al Mısri, which had been disestablished by the regime.[3] Anwar Sadat became the editor of the daily.[3] The publisher of the paper is Dar Al Tahrir which was founded following the 1952 revolution.[4][5]

The circulation of the daily in 2000 was 400,000 copies.[6] The 2005 circulation of the daily was 200,000 copies.[7]

Samir Ragab served as the chairman of the board and the editor in chief of the daily.[8] In August 2012, Gamal Abdel Rahim was appointed editor-in-chief of the paper by the Egyptian Shura Council.[9] However, he was fired in October 2012 and Al Sayed Al Bably was named as the editor-in-chief in November.[10]

Dar Al Tahrir publishing house also owns the followings:

  • Al Ray Lel Shaab (weekly newspaper)
  • Al Messa (evening newspaper)
  • Al Kora wal Malaeb (sports)
  • Shashaty (enterianment)
  • Aqidaty (Islamic).

The group also publishes:

Notable editors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Publication overview" (PDF). Ipsos. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Al Masry Al Youm transforming Egyptian press". Tavaana. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Alterman, Jon B. (1998). "New Media New Politics?" (PDF). The Washington Institute. 48. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Mamoun Fandy (1 January 2007). (Un)civil War of Words: Media and Politics in the Arab World. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-275-99393-1. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Angela Powers. "Transformation of Business" (PDF). Media Transformations. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Sahar Hegazi; Mona Khalifa (October 2000). "Increasing the Coverage of Reproductive Health Issues in Egyptian Press Project" (PDF). FRONTIERS/Population Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zoellick's visit to Egypt (July 13–14)". Wikileaks. 18 July 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Renowned Author , Samir Ragab visits 57357". 57357. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "New editors appointed by Shura". Daily News Egypt. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Hend Kortam (27 November 2012). "New editor-in-chief appointed at Al Gomhuria". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 31 December 2013.