Freedom and Justice Party approved to issue daily newspaper

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party has obtained a license to issue a daily newspaper bearing the party's name. It is expected to begin printing within a few days.

Adel al-Ansary, the newspaper's editor-in-chief, considers the decision a "historical event,” as it is the first time for an Islamic movement or party to be licensed to produce a daily newspaper in Egypt.

The newspaper will not only represent Islamists, but rather all classes of society, Ansary said in a video posted on the Freedom and Justice Party's official Facebook page.

The newspaper's content will be varied, but will primarily focus on news. It will also have sports, art, opinion and media sections, Ansary said.

The newspaper will rely on the Brotherhood's popularity, he added.

Ansary said the Freedom and Justice Party will have submission boxes in all of its offices nationwide to receive complaints and suggestions from readers, and then possibly publish them in the newspaper.

He noted that a test run edition of the newspaper will be issued today.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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