List of newspapers in Egypt

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Template:Expand list Egypt has the highest number of the printed publications in the region.<ref name=jnet>Template:Cite web</ref> The number of Arabic newspapers in the country was about 200 in 1938.<ref name=shi>Template:Cite bookTemplate:Subscription required</ref> There were also 65 newspapers published in other languages than Arabic.<ref name=shi/> For instance, there were many newspapers published in Turkish in the country from 1828 to 1947.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> By 1951 Arabic newspapers was about 400 and those published in other languages was 150.<ref name=shi/> As of 2011, daily newspaper circulation in Egypt was more than 4.3 million copies.<ref>Template:Cite news</ref>

The following is a list of newspapers in Egypt.

Newspapers in Arabic

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Newspapers in Armenian

Newspapers in English

Newspapers in French

Status of Egyptian media

Egyptian radio and TV are controlled by the Egyptian government. However, in the past few years, one sees the development of private Egyptian satellite stations.

Egyptian print media can be divided into the following categories:

  • Owned by the Egyptian government or the ruling national democratic party,
  • Governmental. These publications are not owned by the Egyptian government, but since the Egyptian president appoints the head of the Shura Council (Senate) who is also, de facto, the head of the Higher Press Council that appoints the chair and board of directors of many publishing houses in Egypt, government influence is very strong.
  • Belonging to an Egyptian opposition party
  • Independent publications, not linked to government or any opposition party

Table of publications

Egyptian government or ruling National Democratic Party Semi-governmental Publications belonging to the opposition Independent
Egyptian dailies
  • Al-Ahrām
  • Al-Akhbār
  • Al-Ahrār (Ahrār Party)
  • Al-Wafd (Wafd Party)
Egyptian weeklies
  • Al-Liwā’ al-Islāmī (National Democratic Party - Islamic)
  • Al-Qāhirah (Ministry of Culture)
  • Al-Ahālī (Tajammu' Party)
  • Al-cArabī (Nasserist Party)
  • Al-Maydān
  • Al-Usbūc
  • Sawt al-Azhar (Al-Azhar – Islamic)
  • Sawt al-Ummah
  • Watanī (Christian)

(Notes between parentheses indicate political, religious or institutional affiliations) <ref>Annual Report Arab-West Report 2006, placed in Arab-West Report, 2007, week 12, art. 2</ref>

The independent electronic magazine Arab West Report provides weekly summary translations and reviews of these media in English in order for a Western public to better understand the wide variety of opinions one finds in Egyptian print media.

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