Other Resources

Local Media

Newspapers available in Egypt include:

  • Al-Ahram - state-owned daily, the oldest newspaper in the Arab world
  • Al-Ahram Weekly - English-language
  • Al-Jumhuriyah - state-owned daily
  • Al-Akhbar - semi state-owned daily
  • Al-Ahali - opposition
  • Al-Wafd - opposition
  • Al-Messa - pro-government
  • Middle East Times - English-language weekly

Egypt Radio Television Union (ERTU) is the state-run TV service, which operates domestic and satellite networks, including Nile TV International. There is also a privately-owned satellite network known as Dream TV that operates Dream 1 (targeting young viewers) and Dream 2 (an entertainment channel).

The state-run ERTU also operates eight national radio networks and the external services Radio Cairo and Voice of the Arabs. Other radio stations include Nile FM, a privately-owned station that plays Western pop, and Nogoum FM, another private station, this time playing Arabic pop.

Tourist Boards in UK

Egyptian House, 3rd Floor, 170 Piccadilly, London W I V 9EJ, tel (020) 7493 5283, fax (020) 7408 0295.