Wajeh Abo Zeikry (1935 - 2004) وجيه أبو ذكري

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Wajeh Abo Zeikry was an Egyptian journalist and novelist. He worked at Akhbar Alyum newspaper in 1958 as an editor in the crimes and accidents section. He then escalated the press' hierarchy to become head of Arabic affairs in Akher Sa'a magazine. Abo Zeikry was a...Read more prolific writer, publishing books like “Mazbahit al Abriya' fi 5 Yunyo” (The Massacre of the Innocent on the 5th of June), “Anwaa' Al Nizaa'” (Types of Women) and “Hard October, Shihada Israileya” (October War, An Israeli Witness). He visited several Arab countries for coverage purposes, including the Yemeni civil war. He also established “Al Itihad” newspaper in United Arab Emirates. After the re-establishment of political parties in Egypt, Abo Zeikry co-founded the first newspaper to be published on behalf of the ruling party, dubbed “Masr” (Egypt). Abo Zeikry has also managed to wage war against parliament members who were convicted of drug trafficking, and was a key factor to the re-opening of the Alamein Mines case. Abo Zeikry died on the 8th of January, 2004, of heart failure.


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  • Wajeh Abo Zeikry was an Egyptian journalist and novelist. He worked at Akhbar Alyum newspaper in 1958 as an editor in the crimes and accidents section. He then escalated the...Read more press' hierarchy to become head of Arabic affairs in Akher Sa'a magazine. Abo Zeikry was a prolific writer, publishing books like “Mazbahit al Abriya' fi 5 Yunyo” (The Massacre of the Innocent on the 5th of June), “Anwaa' Al Nizaa'” (Types of Women) and “Hard October, Shihada Israileya” (October War, An Israeli Witness). He visited several Arab countries for coverage purposes, including the Yemeni civil war. He also established “Al Itihad” newspaper in United Arab Emirates. After the re-establishment of political parties in Egypt, Abo Zeikry co-founded the first newspaper to be published on behalf of the ruling party, dubbed “Masr” (Egypt). Abo Zeikry has also managed to wage war against parliament members who were convicted of drug trafficking, and was a key factor to the re-opening of the Alamein Mines case. Abo Zeikry died on the 8th of January, 2004, of heart failure.

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