File- Prominent writer Makram Mohamed Ahmed- Courtesy of the Saudi Ministry of Media
CAIRO - 15 April 2021: Former head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) Makram Mohamed Ahmed passed away on Thursday after a long illness at the age of 89.
Few days ago, Ahmed suffered a health problem and was transferred to a hospital. The time of the funeral ceremony was not arranged yet.
Ahmed was born in 1935 in Menoufia governorate. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the Philosophy Department of the Cairo University in 1957.
He started his journalistic career as an editor at the state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper and then as a correspondent for Al-Ahram newspaper in Syrian, then a military correspondent in Yemen in 1967, then he became the head of the investigative department at Al-Ahram newspaper, where he later assumed positions of assistant editor-in-chief and then a director.
In 1980, Makram was appointed at the head of the board of directors of the governmental Dar Al-Hilal Foundation, then the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Musawwar Magazine.
In the period between 1989 and 1993, Ahmed occupied the position of head of the Journalists’ Syndicate. He was a supporter of late President Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by the Egyptians in the January 2011 Revolution.
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