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Leading reporter on Egypt dies at 31

  • The journalist praised for covering the 2011 revolution in Egypt appears to have committed suicide at the age of 31. Bassem Sabry worked for the Huffington Post and al-Monitor, among other publications and was quite well-known. 

    "Half of Cairo and just about every non-Egyptian who has worked in or cared about Egypt" knew about Bassem," Max Fisher of Vox writes. "At a time when Egypt sorely needed voices that rejected destructive polarization and mutual hatred, Bassem was one of the few that insisted on standing for far loftier principles. He believed in a better Egypt for all Egyptians - and worked tirelessly, often very quietly and without taking credit, in pursuit of that goal."

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