The Press: Egyptian Uproar

The biggest newspaper in the Middle East is Cairo's Al Misri (The Egyptian). Taken over in 1936 by Publisher Mahmoud Aboul Fath for a few thousand dollars, it was quickly converted into the official organ of the nationalistic Wafd Party; circulation rose to 100,000 and Al Misri became a financial success as well as a powerful political force. But Publisher Fath was more interested in business than in newspapering. In Cairo, his younger brother Hussein Aboul Fath has been running Al Misri and the family's chain of other newspapers and magazines, while Owner...

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