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ⓘ Youm7 is an Egyptian privately owned daily newspaper. It was first published as a weekly paper in October 2008 and has been published daily since May 2011. It i ..




                                     

ⓘ Youm7

Youm7 is an Egyptian privately owned daily newspaper. It was first published as a weekly paper in October 2008 and has been published daily since May 2011. It is published in Arabic. The paper was twice selected by Forbes Middle East as having the most effective news website in the Middle East. Youm7 reportedly has the most-visited website of any Egyptian newspaper. On 6 October 2013 it launched an English news website called The Cairo Post.

                                     

1.1. History Founding and profile

Youm7 was first published as a weekly paper in October 2008 and has been published daily since 31 May 2011. Its board of directors is headed by Walid Mostafa and its editor Khaled Salah who said shortly after the papers expansion to daily publication that Youm7 "supports the popular need for a civil state and will strive to present facts to readers without political bias and with credible representation of diverse views."

                                     

1.2. History Youm7 English Edition

On 8 August 2011, managing director Sallie Pisch announced the launch of Youm7 English Edition, stating that the English-language paper aimed to fill the gap in "quality, understandable news coverage coming out of Egypt in English." Youm7 English Edition also managed an Egypt Wiki that "aims to provide background info on Egyptian politicians, public figures and organizations in one location." As of 2 May 2012, the Youm7 English Edition appears to no longer be functioning, as the link to the English Edition homepage redirects to the Youm7 Arabic site. On 13 December 2012, the English Edition Twitter profile tweeted "Dear followers, we are currently having a problem with our website. We hope to get it figured out and back online soon!" As of 2 May 2012, the Youm7 English Edition Twitter profiles last tweet was published on 21 December 2012.

                                     

2. Criticism

Racism

In Aug, 2014, Youm7 published a page with the headline: "Black Terror Gangs in Cairo" including a picture of black skinned people holding guns and the word "Niggers" on it, it drew criticism from Egyptian activists and international media, calling the newspaper hateful and racist.