The Press: The Iron Chains

Mohamed Heikal, 29, is editor in chief of Cairo's weekly Akher Sa'a ("Last Hour" —circ. 80,000) and one of the best newsmen in Egypt. With a long list of exclusive stories to his credit, he won Egypt's most coveted journalistic prize three times, last year was the first Egyptian newsman to visit Korea. Two months ago Heikal's magazine spoke out boldly against the secret government subsidies from previous regimes which Egyptian newsmen have long pocketed. He accused the Egyptian press of "servile flattery," an attitude that was welcomed by the members of the old Farouk regime, but is abhorred by Premier-Strongman...

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