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Egyptian blogger Bassem Sabry: Ahram Online Highlights

Ahram Online republishes contributions by respected blogger Bassem Sabry, who died in Cairo on Tuesday.

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 May 2014
Bassem Sabry
Egyptian prominent Blogger and writer Bassem Sabry (Photo Courtney of Bassem Sabry Facebook account)
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Ahram Online republishes contributions by writer and prominent pro-democracy blogger Bassem Sabry, who died on Tuesday, aged 31.

Sabry was widely acclaimed for his advocacy of the January 2011 uprising and for campaigning for greater freedoms and against any clampdown on dissent.

He won widespread respect for his balanced, astute analysis of Egypt's politics and shrewd chronicling of the country's tumult since the popular revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak

Sabry contributed to a number of local and international media outlets including al-Monitor, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic and Hurriyet Daily News, as well as several local independent newspapers such as Al-Masry Al-Youm. He also kept a blog, titled "An Arab Citizen."

His sudden death has occasioned an outpouring of grief, with local and international politicians, rights campaigners, media barons and scores of online followers paying tribute to him since his accidental death was announced.

Sabry began regularly writing for Ahram Online shortly after the 2011 revolution. His contributions and positive energy both through his articles and participation in meeting with the Ahram Oonline team were an asset that contributed a great deal to all of us, emotionally and professionally.

Bassem Sabry will always be remembered not only for who he was but also for his dreams and what he stood for.

The following articles are just a sample of his hopes for a better Egypt and were originally published in Ahram Online:

The Challenges Egypt and the Morsi Administration Must Face

Quick Guide: The lowdown on Egypt's presidential frontrunners

On frustration, anger, hope and 30 June

On Pain And Hope

Subsidy reform and social safety nets are 2 sides of same coin: WB Egypt Director

Morsi, Shafiq or boycott: A voters guide to Egypt's presidential runoff 


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Kareem, Alex
01-05-2014 09:24pm
I respect him
He advocated Western Democracy with some changes. Arab countries are not ready for it may after 2-3 generation. Most of Arab countries are still controlled by superstations, tribal lineage, and literacy. I think the West is pushing for Western Democracy to breakup our backs. They succeeded as you can witness it around us.
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