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Al Sharq Al Awsat

Al Sharq Al Awsat first aired in 1964 as a state-owned radio, and was mainly targeting advertising to generate income (foreign and domestic currencies). It was also the first attempt of the state to create a radio station broadcasting across the region. Al Sharq Al Awsat has been broadcasting all day since 1996.



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Al Sharq Al Awsat is a state-owned radio station and therefore managed by the National Media Authority

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Nadia Mabrouk, was appointed as the head of the National Egyptian Radio by the decision of the Prime Minister, while she previously headed the National Youth and Sports Radio. Despite reaching the age of pension, in July 2018, the National Media Authority


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Nile Corniche, Cairo

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