Following a heart attack, the death of the Egyptian journalist Yasser Rizk

Cairo- Today, Wednesday, the Egyptian journalist Yasser Rizk died at the age of 57 due to a sudden heart attack, as he had suffered during the past years from heart problems, and had previously performed “open heart” surgery in Germany.

Rizk’s name has emerged during the past years after he assumed the presidency of the board of directors of the Akhbar Al-Youm Foundation and the editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is considered with Al-Ahram and Al-Gomhouria newspapers, the most prominent government newspapers in Egypt.

Since graduating from the Faculty of Information, Cairo University in 1986, Rizk went through a busy career at the Akhbar Al-Youm Foundation, in which he worked for about a quarter of a century, and moved between its departments until he eventually settled to work as a military editor, as he was the youngest military editor in Egypt, according to the website of the seventh day, and then worked Delegate for the newspaper to the Egyptian presidency until 2005, and was appointed editor-in-chief of the state radio and television magazine.

After that, Rizk returned to Akhbar Al-Youm Foundation as news editor on January 18, 2011, a week before the outbreak of the “January Revolution” that toppled the late President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power, then moved to the private press in 2012, to take over the presidency Editing of Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.

After being chosen by the Board of Trustees of Al-Masry Al-Youm Foundation in 2012 as editor of its daily newspaper, he returned again to Akhbar Al-Youm in late 2013 to head its board of directors.

fifty years

Rizk was famous for publishing military unilateralism during the period of momentum and tensions that accompanied the January 2011 revolution, and then the period that followed it, led by the Military Council, which Mubarak handed over to power when he was forced to step down under the pressure of the revolution.

Later, the late journalist held a number of meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, while he was Minister of Defense and after assuming the position of President of the Republic, but his star faded over time and he no longer had the same former luster.

And at the beginning of this year, Yasser Rizk witnessed the publication of his latest book, “The Five Years…Between January of Anger and June of Salvation”, in which he documented the events during the period from January 2011 to June 2013, according to his personal story, which naturally sparked controversy and different impressions between Supporters and opponents of power.

The death of the Egyptian journalist sparked a wide wave of interaction on social networking sites in Egypt, between a critic of the “great writer” who stood up to the Muslim Brotherhood, and a critic of his long history of “compromising” the regime; From the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his son Gamal, to the current President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The wrath of opponents

The opponents of the late journalist writer circulated excerpts from old articles, some of which praise Gamal Mubarak and his political and personal capabilities, and confirm his unwillingness to inherit the rule of Egypt from his father, and others confirm the existence of attempts to inherit Gamal Mubarak during his father’s era.

Some of them also circulated video clips in which they incite against the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters, demand that they be treated like Nazis, and stand by the coup against the legitimate authority of the country, and one of them quoted his personal testimony about his agreement with other journalists to attack in their articles and writings on the late President Mohamed Morsi.

Source : Egyptian media + Social Media + agencies

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