Ministry of Information (Egypt)

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Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Information
وزارة الاعلام
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Jurisdiction Government of Egypt
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Website Official website
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The Ministry of Information is the ministry in charge of media and information in Egypt.

History and profile[edit]

The ministry was established in 1982 and it is the successor of the ministry of national guidance.[1] Before its foundation the ministry of culture and information also dealt with the duties later held by it.[2]

The ministry was abolished in February 2011[3][4] when the new cabinet was created under Prime Minister Essam Sharaf after his predecessor Ahmed Shafiq resigned.[5] It was reestablished in July 2011 and Osama Heikal was appointed minister of information.[4]

The headquarters of the ministry is in Cairo.

List of Egyptian Ministers of Information (incomplete)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toby Mendel (August 2011). "Political and Media Transitions in Egypt" (PDF). Internews. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b (22 December 2012). Sadat's last minister of information dies, Al-Ahram
  3. ^ a b "BREAKING: New government swears in". Cairo Post. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Egypt's reinstatement of Information Ministry is a setback". Committee to Protect Journalists. New York. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Egypt's reinstatement of Information Ministry is a setback". Committee to Protect Journalists. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Hammond, Andrew. Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle, p. 79 (2005)

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