In the age of hypermedia, The Egypt Monocle looks beyond the news. We provide an authentic voice combining journalistic best practice with local insight to produce contextualized, incisive knowledge – not just information.
Building on our team’s vast experience in generating breaking news, we aim to go the extra mile, filling a gaping hole in local media coverage by providing deeper analytical perspectives on political, business and social issues, as well as signature coverage of Egypt’s rich and vibrant culture and lifestyle scene.
In today’s fast-paced, sound-byte culture, the basics of journalism are often overlooked. Our aim is to assuage this failure through an emphasis on human interest stories and coverage of development issues touching local communities, in effect, giving voice to the voiceless.
Through our integration of multimedia content, we will provide a multifaceted look at the news in an age where the medium is the message.
We aim to create Egypt’s first integrated digital multi-platform media outlet in English, owned and operated by the editors and journalists themselves using a business model unique to the local industry.
Who Are We?
As the editors and journalists behind the Daily News Egypt from its inception in 2005 until its closure in April 2012, we are the only team with the experience of producing both an independent English-language daily — the country’s first — along with an updated online news site.
We were also the first to harness the power of social media in Egypt and were among the first to introduce multimedia content online. Between 2009 and 2012, we secured over 93,000 followers on Twitter for DNE (before the title was acquired by an Arabic paper) as well as 5,000 Facebook fans and over 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel, which garnered almost 2 million views.
Our staff members have also built a strong social media following, locally and globally, as reliable journalists from the region.
This is the team behind the new, more modern media brand: The Egypt Monocle, currently a self-funded project in incubation.
Over the past seven years, we cultivated a reputation for being professional, objective journalists, whose work was followed and appreciated by a wide spectrum of readers, from all walks of life, including industry professionals. The local and international media’s reaction to DNE’s sudden closure is testament to the quality and reliability of our work.
As a female-dominated venture on the management and editorial levels, we always stood out, both in Egypt and the region.
Our internship program over the years has attracted aspiring journalists from prestigious universities in Egypt and abroad; and we are credited for having trained and nurtured countless media talents in varying fields who went on to join global media giants such as CNN, Al-Jazeera, Reuters and Bloomberg, as well as local media outlets including our competition.
This is the team that will be the driving force behind The Egypt Monocle, a unique addition to the local English-language media scene.