Rose al-Yūsuf

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Rose al-Yūsuf
Categories Political magazine
Frequency Weekly
First issue 26 October 1925; 91 years ago (1925-10-26)
Country Egypt
Language Arabic

Rose al-Yūsuf (also written Rose al-Yousef, روز اليوسف in Arabic) is an Arabic weekly political magazine published in Egypt.

History and profile[edit]

Rose al-Yūsuf was first published on 26 October 1925.[1][2] The magazine was named after its founder, Rose al Yusuf.[3][4] It is published by Rose al Yusuf group[5] and is based in Cairo.[6]

The editor of the magazine was Mohamed El-Tabii until 1934.[7] He had a great role in establishing the paper alongside Rose al Yusuf,[8] a Syrian-born female journalist and the founder of the magazine.[5] 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.[7] Rakha and Zuhdi, Egyptian cartoonists, also contributed to the magazine.[7]

The magazine started as a cultural and literary publication by Rose al Yusuf, but became a political magazine by 1928.[9] 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.[3] In 1960 President Gamal Nasser nationalized the magazine and it was begun to be controlled by the Egyptian government.[10][11] The magazine had a leftist leaning[3] during the presidency of Nasser and of Anwar Sadat.[5]

As of 1957 Ihsan Abdel Quddus was the editor-in-chief.[12] Since its control by government in 1960 the editors-in-chief of the magazine have been appointed by the Shura Council.[13] In July 2005 Abdallah Kamal was appointed editor-in-chief, replacing Mohamed Abdel Moneim in the post.[13][14] He served in the post until 2011.[15] In 2014 Fatma Sayed Ahmed became the editor-in-chief.[16]

The circulation of the weekly in 2000 was 250,000 copies.[17]

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.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Hammond (2005). Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle. ABC-CLIO. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-85109-449-3. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Sania Sharawi Lanfranchi (18 December 2011). Casting Off the Veil: The Life of Huda Shaarawi, Egypt's First Feminist. I.B.Tauris. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-85772-071-9. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Richard Butsch; Sonia Livingstone (15 August 2013). The Meanings of Audiences: Comparative Discourses. Routledge. p. 125. ISBN 978-1-135-04305-6. 
  4. ^ Earl L. Sullivan (1 January 1986). Women in Egyptian Public Life. Syracuse University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-8156-2354-0. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Mohamed El Bendary (1 March 2010). The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events. Lexington Books. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-7391-4520-3. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Media Landscape". Menassat. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Talaat I. Farag (January 2004). "Satirical Papyrus and Modern Cartoonists (Part II)". The Ambassadors Magazine. 7 (1). Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Eyal Sagui Bizawe. "The return of Cinderella." (Archive) Haaretz. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  9. ^ Cathlyn Mariscotti (2008). Gender and Class in the Egyptian Women's Movement, 1925-1939: Changing Perspectives. Syracuse University Press. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-8156-3170-5. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  10. ^ James J. Napoli; Hussain Y. Amin (1 September 1997). Festus Eribo; William Jong-Ebot, eds. Press Freedom in Egypt. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron (1999). "Freedom of the press in Egypt: Checks and Balances". Law Journal Library. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Nasser Kalawoun (2 September 2000). The Struggle For Lebanon: A Modern History of Lebanese-Egyptian Relations. I.B.Tauris. p. 185. ISBN 978-1-86064-423-8. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Gamal Essam El Din (7–13 July 2005). "A radical shake-up?". Al Ahram Weekly (750). Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  14. ^ High-profile journalist Abdallah Kamal passed away on Friday at the age of 49 due to a heart attack. Mada Masr. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Abdullah Kamal". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Media Situation in Egypt: Thirteenth report for the period June and August 2014" (Report). Al Sawt Al Hurr. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  17. ^ Sahar Hegazi; Mona Khalifa (October 2000). "Increasing the Coverage of Reproductive Health Issues in Egyptian Press Project" (PDF). FRONTIERS/Population Council. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "State paper in dire finances". Mada Masr. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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