Egypt’s Ahram Online 69-year old founder Hani Shukrallah passes away

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Egyptian Journalist and Ahram Online’s Founder Hani Shukrallah died on Sunday morning in his home at the age of 69 years old. He also served as editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly between 1991 and 2005.

The political analyst was born in Cairo in 1950 and grew up in the city to a Coptic Christian family. He studied political science.

Shukrallah was Executive Director of Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism. He founded and was-co-editor-in-chief of Al-Shorouk daily in 2009, for which he wrote a weekly column.

The late veteran journalist wrote about the Egyptian state as well as political society, political Islam, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the war on terror, and Iraq.

Moreover, Shukrallah became an advocate of the human rights movement in Egypt during this period and together with Saad Eddin Ibrahim co-founded the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOFHR) in April 1985, during the presidency of Hosni Mubarak.