Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agence France-Presse (AFP), Emmanuel Hoog - Press Photo
CAIRO – 19 October 2017: “Egypt will achieve a remarkable renaissance in the near future thanks to the current reform program,” stated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agence France-Presse (AFP), Emmanuel Hoog, on Wednesday during a three-day visit to Cairo.
In an interview with Egypt Today, Hoog stated that “even though Egypt has faced many challenges during the past period, it’s moving along the right path.”
When asked if western media outlets are biased against Egypt, he stated that there is no clear or deliberate bias against Egypt because of its regional importance. Egypt’s news are the focus of major newspapers and international news agencies.
On the future of printed newspapers, Hoog said that print press is suffering from the specter of extinction at the moment due to several factors such as the tendency of many media entities to launch websites.
Press papers face the biggest threat whereas electronic media has the ability to survive in areas of conflict. “I say that the key to press papers’ success is to ensure the diversity of content and news,” he added.
Hoog praised the transparency and professionalism of Egyptian editors who work in AFP offices.
He also asserted that all news agencies know the value of Egypt regionally and among African countries.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.
The agency was established in 1944 and is considered the third largest news agency in the world, after the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters.