Parliament Deputy Speaker Mohamed Abou El-Enein participated, on Thursday, in Egyptian veteran journalist Yasser Rizk’s funeral, launched from El-Mosheer Tantawy mosque.
Abou El-Enein mourned, with deep sadness and sorrow, the death of Yasser Rizk, who passed away, early Wednesday, at the age of 57 after a sudden heart attack.
Moreover, he offered his sincere condolences to his family, asking God to grant them solace, faith, and strength during this difficult moment.
The funeral was attended by a galaxy of prominent journalists and senior figures, including, Enas Abdel Dayem, Culture Minister, Elham Aboul Fateh, Managing Director of Cleopatra Media Group and head of Sada al-Balad channel network, Karam Gabr, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Khaled Mery, Well-known media figure, and Journalists’ syndicate’s undersecretary.
Who Is Yasser Rizk?
Rizk was one of the most successful journalists. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akhbar Al-Youm, former editor-in-chief of Al-Akhbar, and former editor-in-chief of Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Earlier this month, he had celebrated the release of his new book “The Fifty Years between January of Anger and June of Salvation.”
The book documented his honest living review and his exciting journalism career and followed the sequence of dangers and different beginning of our beloved country Egypt. It all started when the Egyptian people revolted against Late President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. This anger removed Mubarak after 30 years of ruling. Therefore, the Republic of July 23 came to its knee.