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Nesf El Donya (in Arabic نصف الدنيا), also known as Nesf El Donia, (meaning Half of the World in English) is an Arabic weekly women's and political magazine published in Egypt.

Nesf El Donya
CategoriesWomen's magazine
Political magazine
Year founded1989; 30 years ago (1989)
CompanyAl Ahram Publishing Group
Based inCairo

History and profileEdit

Nesf El Donya was first published in 1989.[1][2] It is published by Al Ahram publication group[1][2] and its editors-in-chief are appointed by the Supreme Press Council which is a state-run body.[3][4][5] The weekly is based in Cairo.[6]

The magazine targets the working Egyptian women.[1] It offers political news[7] and covers also articles about legal, religious, social affairs, focusing on their relation to women.[1] The magazine includes a special section on female genital mutilation which features articles about its negative aspects.[8] In addition, the weekly publishes interviews with significant female figures one of which was with Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wife of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi.[9]

Afkar El Kharadly and Ali Al Sayed are the former editors-in-chief of the weekly.[4][10][11] In June 2014, Amal Fawzi was appointed to the post.[3]

The circulation of Nesf El Donya in 2000 was 350,000 copies.[12]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b Ghada Hashem Talhami (2013). Historical Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 357. ISBN 978-0-8108-6858-8. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Press council appoints editors of state-owned newspapers". Aswat Masriya. Cairo. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Pack of cards". Al Ahram Weekly (833). February 2007. Archived from the original on 26 March 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Safaa Abdoun; Marwa Al A’asar (18 January 2011). "Shoura Council reshuffles editors of state papers, magazines". Daily News Egypt. Cairo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ "The Press in Egypt". Egypt Press. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  7. ^ Ikuomola Adediran Daniel; Okunola Rashidi Akanji (2011). "Womanhood and the Media: Nigeria and the Arab World". The Social Sciences. 6 (3). doi:10.3923/sscience.2011.227.234. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  8. ^ Ghada Barsoum; et al. (October 2009). "Toward FGM-Free Villages in Egypt" (PDF). Population Council. p. 35. Archived from the original (Project report) on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ Mayy El Sheijh; David D. Kirkpatrick (27 June 2012). "Egypt's Everywoman Finds Her Place is in the Presidential Palace". The New York Times. Cairo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  10. ^ "7th Arab Media Forum 2008 Participants". Arab Media Forum. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Media Situation in Egypt: Twelfth report for the period May and June 2014" (Report). Al Sawt Al Hurr. 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  12. ^ Sahar Hegazi; Mona Khalifa (October 2000). "Increasing the Coverage of Reproductive Health Issues in Egyptian Press Project" (PDF). FRONTIERS/Population Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)