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Egyptian newspapers not severely affected by digital journalism: CAPMAS

Egypt ranks 166th in 2020 World Press Freedom Index

The daily print circulation of Egyptian newspapers reached 1.4m in 2018, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said on Sunday.

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on 3 May, CAPMAS released a statement saying the Egyptian newspapers have not been severely affected by new forms of journalism such as digital. 

It pointed out that despite its important role in the media scene in the United States for example, print newspapers have deteriorated because of digital journalism, and the total daily circulation of American newspapers (print and digital combined) reached 28.6m for weekday in 2018.

The CAPMAS report added that the total print circulation of public newspapers in Egypt and abroad has increased by 36.950 (7.2%) to 547.209m in 2018, compared to 510.259m in 2017.  

Moreover, the number of public newspapers issued in Egypt decreased by 7.9%, to about 70 publications, including three party newspapers, in 2018, compared to 76 public newspapers in 2017.

The number of local periodicals by government, public enterprise, and private sectors has increased to 131 in 2018, compared to 128 in 2017, an increase of 3.2%.

Meanwhile, Egypt has ranked 166th in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index.  

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