Manama, Apr. 15 (BNA): Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) extended sincere condolences to the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate on the passing of journalist Makram Mohammed Ahmed aged 86 after a rich journalist march inside and outside Egypt.
BJA President Ahdiya Ahmed paid homage to him, describing him as a symbol in the Egyptian and Arab press and media field. She pointed out his active journalist march over six decades, since his graduation in the late 1950’s. She said he started as an editor in Al-Akhbar newspaper. Then, he moved to the well-reputed Al-Ahram institution. He became the Director of its office in the Syrian capital of Damascus. After that, he became a military correspondent in Yemen in 1967. Then, he became Head of Al-Ahram Journalistic Investigation Department. He was gradually promoted in Al-Ahram until he became its Assistant Editor-in-Chief; then, an Editor-in-Chief.
BJA President pointed out that late Makram Mohammed Ahmed took up many prominent administrative posts such as former journalists Dean, former Chairman of Egypt’s Supreme Media Council, Secretary General of the Federation of Arab Journalists. In 1980, he became Board Chairman of Dar Al-Hilal institution. He also became the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Musawer magazine and Dean of the journalists from 1989 to 1991.
BJA President lauded the honorable stance of late Makram Mohammed Ahmed in defending Arab and Islamic issues. He taught hundreds of young Egyptian journalists who contributed to the development of the press sector in Egypt throughout history.
Source: Bahrain News Agency