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

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.

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