Salah Abdel Maqsoud

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Salah Abdel Maqsoud
Minister of Information
In office
2 August 2012 – 4 June 2013
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil
Preceded by Ahmed Anis
Succeeded by Durriyah Sharaf Al Din
Personal details
Born 1958 (age 58–59)
Nationality Egyptian
Political party Freedom and Justice Party
Alma mater Cairo University

Salah Abdel Maqsoud (born 1958) (Arabic: صلاح عبد المقصود) is the minister of information of Egypt as part of the Qandil Cabinet.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Maqsoud was born in 1958.[2] He received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Cairo University in 1980.[2]


Maqsoud is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.[3][4] He is a journalist,[5] and was one of the leading figures in the Journalists' Syndicate.[6] He began his journalist career in 1979[3] and mostly worked for Dar El Tahrir publication house.[4] He wrote for various Islamist magazines such as Dawa al Bashir (1985), the Banner of Islam (1987 and 1994) and Harvest of Thought (1992).[3] He also served as the head of the Arab Media Center, which is the media training center of the Muslim Brotherhood.[7]

Maqsoud became a member of the Freedom and Justice Party and worked as a spokesman during the election campaign of Mohamed Morsi.[6] He also writes articles for the website of the party.[8] He was appointed minister of information to the cabinet headed by Hisham Qandil on 2 August 2012, replacing Ahmed Anis.[4][8] He and other FJP members in the cabinet resigned from office on 4 July 2013 following the 2013 coup in Egypt.[9] His term officially ended on 16 July 2013 when the interim cabinet led by prime minister Hazem Al Beblawi was formed.[10]


  1. ^ Sarah Sirgany (2 August 2012). "Egypt Cabinet ministers sworn in". CNN. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Trager, Eric. "Who's Who in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood". The Washington Institute. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Al Shafey, Mohammed (19 September 2012). "Interview: Egypt’s Information Minister Salah Abdul-Maqsoud". Asharq Al Awsat. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c El Din, Gamal Essam (3 August 2012). "Egypt PM Qandil makes some surprise, controversial ministerial choices". Ahram Online. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Abdel-Rahman Hussein (2 August 2012). "Egypt swears in first post-revolution cabinet with plenty of old guard". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Shukri, Muhammad (13 August 2012). "Egypt's Brotherhood accused of trying to control media". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  7. ^ El Sayed, Nadine (1 September 2012). "Muslim Brothers in the Cabinet: The Strategic Five". Egypt Today. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Enein, Ahmed Aboul (4 August 2012). "Qandil cabinet is more Islamist than it appears". Daily News. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Egypt Brotherhood ministers present official resignations". Ahram Online. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.