Yasser Thabet

Yasser Thabet

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Yasser Talaat Hafez Thabet () is an acclaimed Egyptian journalist and liberal writer.

Biography

Born on May 7, 1964 in Cologne, Germany, Thabet gained a BA in Journalism from the Mass Communication Faculty at Cairo University, Egypt in May 1985 and a Masters degree in Journalism from the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff in 1998. In September 2000, he gained his PhD degree in Journalism from Boston University, US.

While studying at Cairo University, he was selected to head the foreign affairs department at the University newspaper, Sawt Al-Gamea, Arabic for "Voice of the University".He started his professional career at Al-Ahram when he was a student and continued his career as a Foreign Affairs Editor until he resigned in 2006.

Career

Yasser Thabet was among the main journalists who started a unique experience in Egyptian journalism, called Independent Journalism. The cornerstone of this experience was the widespread newspaper . In 1991, he was among the founders of the first daily business newspaper in Egypt, titled Al-Alam Al-Youm, Arabic for "World Today". In 2001, he became the managing editor of Sawt Al-Ummah private-owned newspaper, before leaving for Qatar in August 2002 to be Senior Producer of Al-Jazeera Channel.

In September 2006 he returned to Egypt to be the program editor of El-Beit Beitak, Egyptian Arabic for Feel at Home, which is one of the most important talk shows on Egyptian television. It broadcasts daily...
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