Ministry of Information (Egypt)
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History and profile
The ministry was established in 1982 and it is the successor of the ministry of national guidance. Before its foundation the ministry of culture and information also dealt with the duties later held by it.
The ministry was abolished in February 2011 when the new cabinet was created under Prime Minister Essam Sharaf after his predecessor Ahmed Shafiq resigned. It was reestablished in July 2011 and Osama Heikal was appointed minister of information.
The headquarters of the ministry is in Cairo.
List of Egyptian Ministers of Information (incomplete)
- Mansour Hassan (1979-1981; as minister of culture and information)
- 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-June 2014)
- Toby Mendel (August 2011). "Political and Media Transitions in Egypt" (PDF). Internews. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- (22 December 2012). Sadat's last minister of information dies, Al-Ahram
- "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- "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.
- Hammond, Andrew. Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle, p. 79 (2005)