Islamists Name New Chief Editors for Egypt's State-Owned Newspapers

(AP-Washington Post) Egypt's Islamist-led upper house of parliament named 50 new editors for state-owned newspapers on Wednesday, including several who have Islamist leanings. The newspapers had a reputation as a mouthpiece for President Mubarak. State-owned media formally belong to the upper house of parliament, the Shura Council. The Brotherhood and its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, have complained about negative press coverage, and the move to replace the old editors with people more sympathetic to the Islamists was not a surprise.

2012-08-09 00:00:00

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