Circulation: 20,000 - 25,000 (NPC Dec. 2012)
Founders: Al Hindi Izz Al Din, Muzamil Abu Al Gasim, Abdalla Dafalla
Al Ahram Al Youm began publication in 2009, founded by, founded by Al Hindi Izz Al Din, an Alwan veteran, Muzamil Abu Al Gasim, a sports columnist, and Abdalla Dafalla. As the major shareholder the latter was named chief of the executive board. Izz Al Din became its editor-in-chief. The paper is famed for its sensational- ism and imaginative interpretation of events. It is loyal to President Al Bashir, a loyalty which it combines with skin deep criticism of individual NCP (National Congress Party) politicians. With its tabloid-like approach, Al Ahram Al Youm has boosted sales, for a while clocking up circulation levels second only to Al Intibaha. Personal feuds between Izz Al Din and Abu Al Gasim have recently dogged the paper. Jaafar Abd Al Hakam, a prominent figure and security boss who served as governor of West Darfur, commissioned Izz Al Din to establish a new paper, Al Mijhar Al Siyasi, to be launched on 2 April, 2012.
Source: The Sudanese press after separation – Contested identities of journalism. MICT 2012, Page 34.
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