Heikal: Newspapers to vanish soon due to price hike

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 01:04 GMT

Newspapers - File photo

Newspapers - File photo

CAIRO – 17 September 2018: Member of the Culture, Information and Antiquities Committee in the House of Representatives, Osama Heikal, stated during the Axis Salon: “In love of Egypt ... Media the word and the message” that paper press will disappear soon due to the hike in prices.

Heikal added that news became the main player in the press equation, in reference to the readers’ current ability to reach the news at the exact moment of its occurrence due to the ongoing media development.

In addition, the chairman of the Egyptian Media Production City Company stressed that paper press agencies must put analysis and research into consideration, especially when it comes to tackling what is behind the news, which in turn can attract the readers to get more in-depth information about their interesting topics, as readers usually seek further details about news.

“There is no profession in the world without supervision,” said Heikal, stating that there are newspapers operating with 300 journalists and distributing 70 copies, to invite news agencies to sell fewer newspapers or even to distribute them for free.

The salon took place on Sunday, September 16, at businessman Hassan Rateb’s home in the presence of Professor of International Law and former Minister of Higher Education Mufid Shehabuddeen, journalist and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Youm 7 Khaled Salah, and his wife Sherihan Abul Hassan. Also, the media writer Mohamed Fouda, and a number of scientists and intellectuals were present during the meeting.

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