Mar 27, 2014

Yasser Hawari – Arab Journalism Pioneer Passes away

Veteran journalist and celebrated publisher, Yasser Hawari passed away on Saturday, March 22. He was 85. Known as “the father of Pan-Arab journalism”, Yasser Hawari boasted a career in media spanning more than 50 years.

It was from Paris that Yasser launched Kul Al Arab, a new genre of magazine that gave prominence to pictures alongside short, concise, more personalized articles. Yasser later launched two more titles: monthly French-language politics, business and culture magazine Arabies, dedicated to North Africa, followed by Trends, a monthly English-language magazine focusing on Arab affairs.

In 1997 the ever-ambitious Yasser Hawari founded Mediaquest, with the vision of building a publishing house that bridged gaps between the East and West through the medium of television and print.

We extend our condolences to his wife Leila, sons Julien Hawari and Alexandre Hawari, Mediaquest’s co-CEOs, and daughters Lynn Boutmy and Johanna Bourgely on this great loss.

May he Rest in Peace.