Anas el-Fiqqi

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Anas el-Fiqqi (alternate spelling: Anas El Feki, Anas El-Feki, Anas Al-Faki, Anas al-Fiqi, Anas El-Fekky or el-Fiqi) is an Egyptian politician.

Anas el-Fiqq became minister of youth in Egypt before switching places with Mamdouh El-Beltagui to become Minister of Information in February 2004.[1]

On 30 January 2011, he was crediting for closing the TV channel offices of Al Jazeera in Cairo.[2]

A demand voiced by some of those involved in the 2011 Egyptian protests was that el-Fiqqi step down as Minister of Information. On 10 February 2011, ahead of an address to the Egyptian people by President Hosni Mubarak, el-Fiqqi told Reuters that Mubarak would not be standing down as President, despite widespread rumours to the contrary.

On 12 February, the day after the president resigned against the background of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, he was reported to be under house arrest.[3]

The same day he resigned from his position as Minister of Information.[4]

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