Al-Ahram Weekly Online   26 January - 1 February 2012
Issue No. 1082
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Final farewell: Labib El-Sebaai 1946-2012


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Labib El-Sebaai

Labib El-Sebaai, the former chairman of the board of Al-Ahram Establishment, died yesterday 25 January at age 65.

El-Sebaai died following a short illness which needed two intestinal operations.

He was appointed board chairman in March 2011 as part of a general media shake-up in the country in the wake of the revolution which erupted early that year. He retired in November.

El-Sebaai graduated from the Faculty of Journalism in Cairo University in 1968. He started working in Al-Ahram the same year.

Before being appointed chairman, El-Sebaai was Al-Ahram's managing editor as well as editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram's sister publication Al-Shabab.

He was also secretary-general of the Supreme Press Council.

After retiring, he was made a member of the advisory council to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

El-Sebaai, who was a specialist on educational affairs, continued to write a weekly article for Al-Ahram. His last work was on the first post-revolution parliament which convened on Monday 23 January.

El-Sebaai is survived by his wife Zeinab, son Ziad and daughter Shaimaa.

Al-Ahram Weekly extends its deepest condolences to El-Sebaai's family and that of the entire Al-Ahram Establishment.

Additional reporting

Mohamed Abdel-Baky

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