But, it is not with fanfare and fireworks that we should mark this occasion. Rather, more in keeping with Al-Ahram' s history and reputation, would be to embark on an attempt to explain the newspaper's unusual longevity, to expound on the idea that enabled it to thrive, an idea that initially appears simple but grows more profound with closer scrutiny.
What made it possible for Al-Ahram to outstrip all other Arab newspapers in age and vitality was the ability of its successive managements to sustain that dynamic dialectical relationship between the newspaper and its times. Over a century and a quarter, they ensured that Al-Ahram remained both a voice of its contemporary world and an agent for change. It was a fine line that the newspaper trod, enabling it to avoid those confrontations that could have spelled death in its infancy.
This kept it fresh and vigorous, immune to the infirmities of premature aging. Through its dialectic with its times, Al- Ahram preserved its distinct identity. That it established itself early on as the "newspaper of traditions" was no coincidence; it remained true to the standards it set for itself in terms of both form and content, in spite of the radical changes wrought by successive eras.
During the newspaper's years, Egypt passed from Ottoman suzerainty to British occupation, from British protectorate to independence, from monarchy to republic.
In spite of these upheavals, the newspaper remained remarkably stable and consistent, yet it still periodically invigorated itself with new blood. Because of its unique blend of venerability and youthful vigour, Al-Ahram has enjoyed a level of respect rarely accorded to another Arab newspaper since the establishment of the indigenous press in Egypt in the s.
This, in turn, engendered another dynamic, which was that prominent writers and intellectuals turned first to Al-Ahram to publish their views and analyses, further augmenting the newspaper's status. Simultaneously, Al- Ahram management remained keen on promoting young and unknown writers, many of whom later acquired widespread repute.
The name of the renowned Islamic scholar and reformer Sheikh Mohamed Abduh first appeared in Al-Ahram in , one year after the Taqla brothers founded the newspaper, under the innocuous byline "a student at Al-Azhar. Egypt's Mohamed Morsi to be tried for prison break: Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and others, will stand trial for a prison break and the murder of officers during the uprising, prosecution sources said. Al Jazeera denies report its Cairo office was raided.
World News Reuters Thursday December 12, Qatar's Al Jazeera television channel on Thursday denied a report that Egyptian security forces had raided one of its offices in Cairo. Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's army ready to die in 'Final Hours' showdown. World News Reuters Wednesday July 3, The newspaper cut and pasted the photo of the leaders walking down the White House red carpet to make it look like Mubarak was the host and leader of the talks.
In the 'doctored' photo, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been pasted in so it appears he leads the group in peace talks at the White House. Afterwards, photographers snapped an image of the group, with Obama out in front and Mubarak walking behind the others.
The arrangement of leaders in the 'real' picture was carefully orchestrated according to diplomatic protocol: Obama, as the neutral party and host, was in the middle, flanked by chief combatants, with regional neighbors on the outside, including Egypt.
Independent paper Al-Masry al-Youm reported that Al-Ahram had 'carried out surgery' on the photo 'to show Mubarak leading and the rest behind'. Surely this didn't appear in a newspaper, did it? And not only has Mubarak been moved, he's been 'flipped'.
Opposition group 6 April Youth Movement also slammed the state-run paper, accusing it of being 'unprofessional' for running the altered image without notifying its readers that a change had been made.
The group said in a statement on its website: It added the paper had 'crossed the line from being balanced and honest'. The newspaper has since replaced the image on its website with a photo of the assembled leaders sitting on chairs in the resort.
Israel officials said Sharm el-Sheikh was chosen as the destination for the meeting in recognition of Egypt's vital role in peace efforts in the region. Negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestininan leader Mahmoud Abbas are the first direct talks between the two sides in nearly two years. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U. General Assembly in New York. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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