Kafr Abu Shehata, Egypt
Fekry Abaza was born in 1896 in the village of Kafr Abu Shehata in the East, Egypt. He was a member of the notable Egyptian Abaza Family. In 1917 he graduated from the School of Law and worked as lawyer. He later joined the National Democratic Party (Egypt) in 1921.
Abaza began his journalism career by writing for the newspaper Al-Maiied, and then for the newspaper Al-Ahram in 1919. Afterward, he served as an editor for the magazine Al-Musawar for two years before being promoted to editor in chief in 1926. He worked for the magazine until 1961 and occupied the position of chief editor of the monthly Egyptian magazine "Al-Hilal" (Crescent) for several of those years. On August 18, 1961, the Egyptian government decided to relieve him from his duties, and said that the order was made by President Gamal Abdel Nasser, as a result of a political article he allowed to be published. From 1944 until being relieved as editor in chief, he was elected as a syndicate chairman for journalism over four consecutive election cycles.
Patronage of sport and arts
Abaza was elected Honorary President of the Egyptian football club Al Ahly and a member of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian National Library, receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the Academy of Arts.
Music and writing
Abaza was also an amateur musician, with a talent for playing the flute and mandolin. He also wrote a number of stories, including Khalaf El Habayeb, Aldahek Albaky and Ahadeeth Fekry Abaza.
Fekry Abaza died in Cairo in February 1979.
- Ghada Hashem Talhami (9 September 2007). Palestine in the Egyptian Press: From Al Ahram to Al Ahali. Lexington Books. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7391-5863-0. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
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