The Supreme Council of Media Regulation mourned the death of veteran journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed who passed away Thursday after a long battle with the disease at the age of 86.
“Egypt has lost a patriotic writer and a great value, who spent his life in the service of the Egyptian press. He took part in the nation’s battles at difficult periods throughout his journalistic career, which places him at the throne of sincere writers and thinkers who stood in support of the Egyptian state,” the SCMR said in its statement.
The council expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and all journalists.
Ahmed was born in 1935 in Menoufia governorate. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in the Philosophy Department at Cairo University in 1957.
He started his journalistic career in the Al-Akhbar newspaper and then as a correspondent for Al-Ahram newspaper in Syria. Then, he served as a military correspondent in Yemen in 1967. Later he became the head of the investigative journalism department at Al-Ahram newspaper. He later assumed positions of assistant editor-in-chief and after that a director.
In 1980, Ahmed was appointed head of the board of directors of the governmental Dar Al-Hilal Foundation, then the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Musawwar Magazine in 1981.
He also served as Head of the Journalists’ Syndicate for several terms between 1989 and 2009. He acted as head of the Supreme Council of Media Regulation during the period from April 2017 until June 2020.