Leading reporter on Egypt dies at 31
May 1 , 2014
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."