Belal Fadl بلال فضل

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Belal Fadl was born in 1974 in the Cairo district of Manshiyet al-Bakry. He spent his childhood in Alexandria where his family resides in the district of Mahram Beyk. Fadl studied at the Journalism department at Cairo University’s Media faculty from which he graduated in 1995....Read more Fadl was ranked first in his class and graduated with distinction and honors. Thereafter Fadl worked as a trainee for the “Rose al-Youssif” newspaper, that position was followed by a stint as a secretary editor at the al-Dastoor newspaper until the government temporarily closed that publication towards the start of 1998. Belal Fadl then spent a while writing for newspapers and magazines of the likes of “al-Kawakib”, “Sabah al-Kheir”, “al-Mussawar”, “al-Hilal”, “Wighat Nazar”, the Emirati publication “al-Ittihad”, London’s “al-Wasat” and the Egyptian publication “al-Isboo’”. Belal also worked for the ART television network before working as the deputy director of MBC’s Cairo office. Moreover, Belal also worked as an editor at the “al-Geel” Egyptian newspaper before taking part in the founding of the “al-Qahira” newspaper which was published by the Ministry of Culture. Belal was the chief editor for the paper for several month before leaving journalism behind altogether and beginning a career as a screenwriter. His first screenplay was released in 2001 after six years of attempts. Belal then returned to journalism and wrote for the al-Dastoor weekly paper after a court ordered its opening in 2005. He edited a weekly publication titled Qalamein and then contributed a weekly column for the “al-Masry al-Youm” newspaper. In 2007 Belal began writing a daily column in the al-Dastoor newspaper, he continued the effort for eight months before stopping. Thereafter Belal wrote his first television work, a series titled “Heyma”. After the work was screened Belal went back in November 2008 to writing daily articles but this time he wrote for the “al-Masry al-Youm” where he contributed a column on the last page titled “Istibaha”. The column discussed contemporary events. Belal also spent a while presenting a segment on the “al-Qahira al-Youm” (“Cairo Today”) television program alongside television presenter ‘Amr Adeeb. Today Belal presents a weekly program on the Dream 2 channel titled “’Aseer al-Kutub”, the program discusses books and airs every Sunday at seven in the evening. The same program is also repeated every Monday at four in the evening and Wednesday at 2 am.

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  • Belal Fadl was born in 1974 in the Cairo district of Manshiyet al-Bakry. He spent his childhood in Alexandria where his family resides in the district of Mahram Beyk. Fadl studied...Read more at the Journalism department at Cairo University’s Media faculty from which he graduated in 1995. Fadl was ranked first in his class and graduated with distinction and honors. Thereafter Fadl worked as a trainee for the “Rose al-Youssif” newspaper, that position was followed by a stint as a secretary editor at the al-Dastoor newspaper until the government temporarily closed that publication towards the start of 1998. Belal Fadl then spent a while writing for newspapers and magazines of the likes of “al-Kawakib”, “Sabah al-Kheir”, “al-Mussawar”, “al-Hilal”, “Wighat Nazar”, the Emirati publication “al-Ittihad”, London’s “al-Wasat” and the Egyptian publication “al-Isboo’”. Belal also worked for the ART television network before working as the deputy director of MBC’s Cairo office. Moreover, Belal also worked as an editor at the “al-Geel” Egyptian newspaper before taking part in the founding of the “al-Qahira” newspaper which was published by the Ministry of Culture. Belal was the chief editor for the paper for several month before leaving journalism behind altogether and beginning a career as a screenwriter. His first screenplay was released in 2001 after six years of attempts. Belal then returned to journalism and wrote for the al-Dastoor weekly paper after a court ordered its opening in 2005. He edited a weekly publication titled Qalamein and then contributed a weekly column for the “al-Masry al-Youm” newspaper. In 2007 Belal began writing a daily column in the al-Dastoor newspaper, he continued the effort for eight months before stopping. Thereafter Belal wrote his first television work, a series titled “Heyma”. After the work was screened Belal went back in November 2008 to writing daily articles but this time he wrote for the “al-Masry al-Youm” where he contributed a column on the last page titled “Istibaha”. The column discussed contemporary events. Belal also spent a while presenting a segment on the “al-Qahira al-Youm” (“Cairo Today”) television program alongside television presenter ‘Amr Adeeb. Today Belal presents a weekly program on the Dream 2 channel titled “’Aseer al-Kutub”, the program discusses books and airs every Sunday at seven in the evening. The same program is also repeated every Monday at four in the evening and Wednesday at 2 am.

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