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Hamdy Qandil consolation marquee to be held tonight

Thursday 08/November/2018 - 03:15 PM
Hamdy Qandil, Naglaa
Hamdy Qandil, Naglaa Fathi
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Prominent journalist، news anchor، talk show host and activist، Hamdy Qandil consolation marquee will be held Thursday evening at Omar Makram mosque، in Garden City، Cairo.

Hamdy Qandil has passed away at the age of 82 after a battle with the disease، on October 31.

His funeral prayer was held at Al-Rahman Al-Rahim mosque، where he was buried afterwards in his family cemetery in El-Basatin.


Hamdy Qandil (1936 -2018)

Hamdy Qandil was born in Cairo in 1936 to a father from Menoufia. He was the eldest of five children. 

Qandil started his journalism career in the 1950s when he wrote for the Akher Sa'a ("Last Hour") magazine at the invitation of veteran journalist Mustafa Amin. 

In 1961 he began broadcasting a news show called Aqwal al-Suhf ("In the Press") until 1969 when he was appointed director of the Arab Broadcasting Studios Union. 

In 1971 he left his post in protest at a government inspection of his technical staff. He later worked with UNESCO from 1974 to 1986، specializing in the field of international media. 

In 1987 he co-founded a satellite broadcasting company that later became known as MBC، where he worked for three months.

Qandil briefly presented the show Ma'a Hamdi Qandil ("With Hamdi Qandil") for ART. 

He returned to Egyptian television in 1998، hosting the current affairs and press review talk show Ra'is el-Tahrir ("Editor-in-Chief").

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