Youm7

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Youm7
TypeDaily
FormatCompact
PublisherEgyptian Journalism, Publishing and Advertisement
"المصرية للصحافة والنشر والإعلان"
EditorKhaled Saleh
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
Political alignmentIndependent reformist/liberal
HeadquartersGiza, Cairo, Egypt
Websitewww.youm7.com (in Arabic)

Youm7 (Arabic: اليوم السابع‎meaning The Seventh Day) is an Egyptian privately owned daily newspaper. It was first published as a weekly paper in October 2008 and has been published daily since May 2011.[1] It is published in Arabic. The paper was twice selected by Forbes Middle East as having the most effective news website in the Middle East.[2][3] Youm7 reportedly has the most-visited website of any Egyptian newspaper.[4] On 6 October 2013 it launched an English news website called The Cairo Post.

History[change | change source]

Founding and profile[change | change source]

Youm7 was first published as a weekly paper in October 2008 and has been published daily since 31 May 2011. It's board of directors is headed by Walid Mostafa and its editor Khaled Salah[5] who said shortly after the paper's expansion to daily publication that Youm7 "supports the popular need for a civil state and will strive to present facts to readers without political bias and with credible representation of diverse views."[6]

Youm7 English Edition[change | change source]

On 8 August 2011, managing director Sallie Pisch announced the launch of Youm7 English Edition, stating that the English-language paper aimed to fill the gap in "quality, understandable news coverage coming out of Egypt in English."[7] Youm7 English Edition also managed an Egypt Wiki that "aims to provide background info on Egyptian politicians, public figures and organizations in one location."[8] As of 2 May 2012, the Youm7 English Edition appears to no longer be functioning, as the link to the English Edition homepage redirects to the Youm7 Arabic site. On 13 December 2012, the English Edition Twitter profile tweeted "Dear followers, we are currently having a problem with our website. We hope to get it figured out and back online soon!"[9] As of 2 May 2012, the Youm7 English Edition Twitter profile's last tweet was published on 21 December 2012.

Criticism[change | change source]

Racism[change | change source]

In Aug, 2014, Youm7 published a page with the headline: "Black Terror Gangs in Cairo" including a picture of black skinned people holding guns and the word "Niggers" on it, it drew criticism from Egyptian activists and international media, calling the newspaper hateful and racist.[10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who Are We من نحن". Youm7. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. "Youm7 wins Forbes prize for best website in the Middle East". Arab News Agency. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. "Forbes Middle East announced the official ranking of the Top 50 Newspapers Online for the MENA Region at its launch event". Zawya. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. "Egypt's Youm7.com website hacked". Bikya Masr. 24 July 2011. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. "جريدة اليوم السابع - المعرفة". marefa.org (in Arabic). Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  6. Ahmed Ziada (30 May 2011). "youm7 newspaper is today a daily newspaper May 31st, and expansion after the English and the radio and TV version". Media in Egypt. Retrieved 2 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. Sallie Pisch (5 August 2011). "Welcome to Youm7 English Edition". Masress. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  8. "Youm7". Islamopedia Online. Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  9. "Twitter". twitter.com.
  10. "Newspaper Under Fire For Incredibly Racist Headline". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  11. "Wow, This Egyptian Paper's Headline Is Pretty Damn Racist". www.mediaite.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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