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Inaugural Heikal Fellows arrive in Oxford

We are pleased to welcome the first three Heikal Fellows to the Institute. Ehab Hamdi Gomaa, Dina Kabil and Rania Saleh join us for Hilary term.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, one of the Arab world's best known political commentators, gave the Reuter's Memorial Lecture in 2007. Mr Heikal has long wished to give something back to Egypt's journalists, and the foundation that bears his name intends to take an important role in helping Arab and Egyptian journalism move forward.

The relationship between the Heikal Foundation and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has been strengthened by the creation of the Heikal Fellowship programme. This allows for the funding of the study of journalism, how to develop it, and other research projects to be undertaken by Heikal Fellows.