|First issue||26 October 1925|
History and profile
The editor of the magazine was Mohamed El-Tabii until 1934. He had a great role in establishing the paper alongside Rose al Yusuf, a Syrian-born female journalist and the founder of the magazine. Later on other renowned Egyptian journalists worked as editors in the magazine including Mostafa Amin and Ali Amin. Armenian-Egyptian cartoonist Saroukhan drew the cover page of the magazine from March 1928 to 1934. Rakha and Zuhdi, Egyptian cartoonists, also contributed to the magazine.
The magazine started as a cultural and literary publication by Rose al Yusuf, but became a political magazine by 1928. In 1935, the publisher added a daily newspaper with the same name. Both are published in Arabic. Although Rose al-Yūsuf is a political magazine, it also covers entertainment news. In 1960 President Gamal Nasser nationalized the magazine and it was begun to be controlled by the Egyptian government. The magazine had a leftist leaning during the presidency of Nasser and of Anwar Sadat.
As of 1957 Ihsan Abdel Quddus was the editor-in-chief. Since its control by government in 1960 the editors-in-chief of the magazine have been appointed by the Shura Council. In July 2005 Abdallah Kamal was appointed editor-in-chief, replacing Mohamed Abdel Moneim in the post. He served in the post until 2011. In 2014 Fatma Sayed Ahmed became the editor-in-chief.
The circulation of the weekly in 2000 was 250,000 copies.
In April 2014, the management of the magazine declared that the magazine had financial difficulties and demanded assistance from the state to salvage it from debts owed to insurance companies and publishers.
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