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Former Al-Ahram Weekly editor in-chief Assem El-Kersh dies at 66

El-Kersh started his career in journalism as a presidential reporter and worked with a number of foreign news agencies, including the Associated Press

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Mar 2021
Assem El-Qersh
Former Al-Ahram Weekly editor in-chief Assem El-Qersh.
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Veteran Egyptian journalist Assem El-Kersh died on Thursday morning aged 66 after suffering from COVID-19 complications.

Before being appointed as editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, the English-language weekly newspaper issued by Al-Ahram establishment, from 2005 to 2012, El-Kersh had served as director of Al-Ahram office in London.

El-Kersh, born in 1954, started his career in Al-Ahram's Foreign desk before becoming a presidential reporter. He also worked with a number of foreign news agencies, including the Associated Press.

El-Kersh graduated from the Faculty of mass communication at Cairo University in 1975.

 

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