Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, Ezzat Ibrahim named as Egypt's NCHR member



Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 12:23 GMT


Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 12:23 GMT

CAIRO – 4 October 2021:  Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, Ezzat Youssef Ibrahim was selected, Monday as a member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), among other several prominent figures.


Other members include George Ishak Gerges, Hany Ibrahim Fahmy, Ghada Mahmoud Hamam, Noha Talaat Abdel Latif, Samira Luke Daniel, Mohamed Esmat El-Sadat, Dina Hisham Abbas, and Ismail Abdel Rahman Mohamed. Also, among the selected members: Dr. Mohamed Anas Qassem, Dr. Mohamed Sameh Bandar, Dr. Hoda Ragheb Awad, Dr. Nevin Abdel Moneim Mosaad, Dr. Noha Ali Bakr, Lawyer Abdel Gawad Ahmed Ahmed, and Lawyer Rabeha Fathy Shafik.

The Egyptian House of Representatives announced selecting Ambassador Moushira Khattab as the new president of the National Council for Human Rights.

Ezzat Ibrahim is the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt’s largest English Weekly newspaper.



In his time at the paper, he has covered foreign policy with a focus on the U.S.-Egyptian relations. He served as bureau chief in Washington D.C. and New York (2009-2013). Following a Master’s degree in International Relations from Sussex University (UK), he served as a Fulbright Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress and as a Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution (2003-2004).

Ibrahim also completed the Yale World Fellows Program (2006-2007), during which he worked on a book on the history of the Middle East in early American newspapers. His work focuses on domestic politics, the relationship between the West and Islamic societies, American-Egyptian relations, and American foreign policy.

The House also selected Ambassador Mahmoud Karem as vice president of the NCHR. Karem served as Egypt’s ambassador to the European Union and has been a member of the NCHR.

Nehad Lotfy Aboul Qomsan, an Egyptian activist in women’s rights and widow of renowned Egyptian politician Hafez Abu Saada, was selected as a member of the NCHR.

Established in 2003, the NCHR is composed of twenty-seven members, including the president and vice president.

The NCHR, through independent work in the country, seeks to develop and implement a national strategy for human rights as well as to protect and promote human rights in accordance with the Constitution.

The NCHR’s vision is to “make human rights concerns a national priority.”

The Council holds human rights-related conferences, sessions and round-table discussions. It also posts regular reports about the recent developments of the human rights situation in the country.

The NCHR also cooperates with the National Council for Women and the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood to enhance the state’s institutions’ efficiency regarding promoting human rights.

This comes through developing media campaign and educational programs and through training state officials.






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