Egyptian media announced today, Thursday, the death of the well-known Egyptian writer and journalist, Makram Mohamed Ahmed, one of the symbols of the Sisi regime who supported it and who had a prominent role in supporting the coup against the late President Mohamed Morsi in the media.
And Makram Mohamed Ahmed died, at the age of 86, after a short struggle with illness, according to the official Egyptian Middle East News Agency.
death #Makram_Mahmed_Ahmed Will Sisi help you now? Supported his killing of the Egyptians and supported him in his coup.
Today you go to God and you have nothing but your work.
When God meets opponents.
— 🇪🇬Dr. Omar El shazly🇳🇱 (@OmarElshazly92) April 15, 2021
After the announcement of his death, a hashtag bearing his name was issued the list of the most frequently used Prime Time Zone on Twitter and Google’s search engine in Egypt.
The tunnel of Makram Muhammad Ahmed is what God deserves
– 💔💔ِِآَََ ه @نِيَنِ💔 (@ AnGyugWV47J0M7F) April 15, 2021
Divergent views of Egyptians following the death of Buq Al Askar Makram Muhammad Ahmed
As the opinions of the tweeters differed about Makram, some of them saw him as a capable national and professional symbol.
May God have mercy on Mr. Makram Mohammed Ahmed
A tough fighter against terrorism and extremism
And a journalist stubborn in defending the interest of his country
And a loud voice in the rights of Prime Time Zone with justice and logic pic.twitter.com/umjmGyzeDw
– Khaled Salah (@ Youm7Khaled) April 15, 2021
Some of them criticized him for supporting wrong policies and for his contribution to stifling media institutions and the press in Egypt.
– Fatna Koshary (@ Baheia23881) April 15, 2021
The death of the great journalist writer Makram Muhammad Ahmed, former head of the Supreme Media Council
After a struggle with illness at the age of 85, our Lord will have mercy on him and forgive him, and make him live in paradise, Lord of the Worlds
– Khaled Mohey (@ KhaledM090) April 15, 2021
Former parliamentarian and prominent Egyptian politician Mamdouh Ismail wrote, commenting on his death: “Makram Muhammad Ahmad, a writer and journalist, has perished, and the trumpet of tyrants. Oh God, treat him with justice.”
Makram Muhammad Ahmad, a writer and journalist, has perished, and the trumpet of tyrants, may God treat him with justice
Mamdouh Ismail (@mamdouh_ismail_) April 15, 2021
While another activist writer attacking the late Makram: “The man of the regime was loyal to him, he served him more in falsehood than he served him in truth. He was the enemy of democracy, and he saw the dictatorial regime as a stabilizing factor for the state.
The man of order was loyal to him who served him more in falsehood than he served him in truth.
He was the enemy of democracy and saw the dictatorial regime as a stabilizing factor for the state.
– D. Achemrah younès (@YounesDocteur) April 15, 2021
While activists circulated an old clip of the late President Mohamed Morsi, in which he attacks Makram Muhammad Ahmed, and a number of symbols of the Mubarak regime, on the air.
From the time of Fat | Former President #Mohamed Morsy Makram attacks Muhammad Ahmed in a speech in which he spoke about the remnants of the regime #Blessing Who try to block his endeavors in June 2013 pic.twitter.com/pgW7e1LXP1
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) April 15, 2021
At the time, Morsi launched a sharp attack on Makram, who wanted to “ride the January Revolution” and claim fake heroics.
The wife of the writer Makram Mohamed Ahmed reveals the details
Mrs. Rawia, the wife of the late Egyptian journalist Makram Mohamed Ahmed, revealed that her husband died today after a struggle with illness. Where he has suffered a low hemoglobin level in the blood since past months.
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The wife of the late writer explained to the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Watan, that her husband was hospitalized more than two weeks ago, before it deteriorated. His health condition and he goes into the intensive care room on ventilators, until his soul overflowed to its innocent this morning.
Mrs. Rawia expressed her deep sadness at the death of her late husband, and expressed great emotion for his departure and his loss in those blessed days of Ramadan.
This morning, the journalist, Makram Muhammad Ahmed, former head of the Supreme Council for Media, died at the age of 85, after a struggle with illness.
Military horn of all time
The late journalist was known for his strong support for the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
In 2017, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi appointed him Chairman of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation.
He held the position until 2020, following statements in which he criticized the Media Department in Egypt, calling for the promotion of freedom of the press and expression, so he was dismissed.
The statements of the former head of the “Supreme for Media” #Makram_Mahmed_Ahmed And who died today from freedom of expression, which angered the regime, so it dismissed him months later pic.twitter.com/e6uSY71XfX
– Al Jazeera Egypt (@AJA_Egypt) April 15, 2021
Makram Muhammad Ahmed had a large presence in union work, as he won the seat of the Syndicate of Journalists 4 times, and held the position of Secretary General of the Union of Arab Journalists.
Who is Makram Mohammed Ahmed?
It is noteworthy that Makram Muhammad was born on June 25, 1935.
His journalistic career spanned more than 60 years, starting after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Cairo University, in 1957.
Makram began his journalistic work as an editor at Al-Akhbar newspaper and then as director of Al-Ahram office in Damascus from 1959-1960.
Then he worked as a military correspondent in Yemen in 1976.
The late journalist also took over the head of the press investigations department in Al-Ahram.
Then he progressed until he reached the position of assistant editor-in-chief and then director of editing “Al-Ahram” during the period from 1973 to 1983.
Then he would chair the board of directors of Dar Al-Hilal and chair the editor-in-chief of Al-Musawwar magazine
Among Makram Muhammad Ahmad’s most prominent books are “A Book on Yemen,” “The Revolution in Southern Arabia,” and “Conversations with the Israelis”.
Membership in the Shura Council
Makram has served as a member of the Shura Council for four consecutive terms. As for his last stop, he assumed the position of the first president of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation.
A decision was issued to form it in April 2017. The Supreme Council for Media Regulation mourned Makram Muhammad Ahmed.
The council said, in a statement, that “Egypt lost Egypt a patriotic writer and a great value, who spent his life in the service of the Egyptian press, and participated in the battles of the homeland. During difficult periods throughout his journalistic history, which places him at the forefront of sincere writers and thinkers who have stood in support of the Egyptian state.
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