Salah Abdel Maqsoud
|Salah Abdel Maqsoud|
|Minister of Information|
2 August 2012 – 4 June 2013
|Prime Minister||Hisham Qandil|
|Preceded by||Ahmed Anis|
|Succeeded by||Durriyah Sharaf Al Din|
|Born||1958 (age 57–58)|
|Political party||Freedom and Justice Party|
|Alma mater||Cairo University|
Early life and education
Maqsoud is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is a journalist, and was one of the leading figures in the Journalists' Syndicate. He began his journalist career in 1979 and mostly worked for Dar El Tahrir publication house. He wrote for various Islamist magazines such as Dawa al Bashir (1985), the Banner of Islam (1987 and 1994) and Harvest of Thought (1992). He also served as the head of the Arab Media Center, which is the media training center of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Maqsoud became a member of the Freedom and Justice Party and worked as a spokesman during the election campaign of Mohamed Morsi. He also writes articles for the website of the party. He was appointed minister of information to the cabinet headed by Hisham Qandil on 2 August 2012, replacing Ahmed Anis. He and other FJP members in the cabinet resigned from office on 4 July 2013 following the 2013 coup in Egypt. His term officially ended on 16 July 2013 when the interim cabinet led by prime minister Hazem Al Beblawi was formed.
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