Cairo renames a metro station after 'Iron Woman' of Egyptian television
The late Safaa Hegazy's legacy as the "Iron Woman" of Egyptian television is to be immortalised further, as the renowned Egyptian TV presenter is to have a Metro station in Cairo named after her.
Hegazy, who died in 2017, had previously held the position of president of the country's Radio and Television Union but initally built her reputation presenting the show House of Arabs for more than 20 years, in which she interviewed a number of influential political figures and leaders from across the Arab world.
As per the order of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the Zamalek metro station is to be renamed after Safaa Hegazy.
تم إطلاق اسم الإعلامية، صفاء حجازي، على محطة مترو الزمالك، بمحافظة القاهرة. وتعد سابقة هي الأولى من نوعها لإطلاق اسم سيدة على محطة مترو بمصر. pic.twitter.com/gP1KftiuS3— بشرى عزيز حبيب (@sKoGKhI00Wu5VGZ) July 28, 2020
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