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Egypt's National Press Council Allegedly Elbows Out Al Ahram Newspaper Chairman

Al Ahram's Chairman has resigned citing interference by the National Press Council which was formed 10 days ago to tighten control over the media.

The chairman Al Ahram - the biggest Egyptian newspaper - Ahmed El-Naggar resigned from his position after the recently established National Press Council restricted his executive privilege to take any financial or administrative decisions, which El-Naggar views as an interference with his authority, Shorouk News reports.

The council unanimously accepted El-Naggar's resignation in a meeting on Wednesday and promptly assigned Al Ahram's board member Tarek Lotfy to head the newspaper's board of directors.

The National Press Council was formed following an executive order on the 11th of April, in a move seen by many as an attempt to tighten executive control and authority over the country's media outlets.

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