Egyptian journalist, Hamdi Qandil, Died at 82


Hamdi Qandil was born in 1936 and died on October 31, 2018.

He was a notable Egyptian journalist, news anchor, talk show host, and activist.

He began his news coverage vocation during the 1950s when he composed for the Akher Sa’a (“Last Hour”) magazine at the welcome of veteran writer Mustafa Amin.

During 1961, Qandil started broadcasting a news indicate called Aqwal al-Surf (“In the Press”) until the point that 1969 when he was designated executive of the Arab Broadcasting Studios Union.

In the year 1971, Qandil cleared out his post in the challenge at an administration examination of his specialized staff.

Qandil later worked with UNESCO from 1974 to 1986, spend significant time in the field of global media.

In 1987 Qandil helped to establish a satellite telecom organization that later ended up known as MBC, where he labored for three months previously leaving in light of political contrasts with its administration.

He quickly exhibited the show Ma’a Hamdi Qandil (“With Hamdi Qandil”) for ART, however, left in the midst of contradictions among him and his administrators in regards to Qandil’s arranged meetings with Muammar Gaddafi and Tariq Aziz.

Qandil came back to Egyptian TV in 1998, facilitating the present undertakings and press audit syndicated program Ra’is el-Tahrir (“Editor-in-Chief”).

The program ended up a standout amongst the most well known and regarded in Egypt.

After clear issue with the state edits, Qandil moved the show to Dubai TV in 2004 under the name Qalam Rosas (“Pencil.”) The new program was exceptionally viewed all through the Arab world.

Qandil was compelled to stop Dubai TV in the wake of censuring Arab governments and in this manner facilitated the show on the Libyan channel Al-Libia for two months previously the Libyan government dropped it.

Qandil came back to Egypt and composed for the Al-Masry Al-Youm daily paper and after that Al-Shorouk, however his relationship with the last finished because of a slander suit expedited by then-Egyptian remote pastor Ahmed Aboul Gheit in light of a section disparaging of Egyptian outside strategy composed by Qandil in May 2010.

The case was later dropped following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

Qandil was popular for his pan-Arabist discourse and fierce criticism of the Egyptian and other Arab governments.

Hamdi Qandil passed away at 82 years old.


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