Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Prominent Journalist Rajeh Khoury Passes Away

Prominent Journalist Rajeh Khoury Passes Away

Saturday, 28 May, 2022 - 07:15
Late Lebanese Journalist Rajeh Khoury

Prominent Lebanese journalist Rajeh Khoury passed away on Friday after a battle with illness, leaving behind a long professional career that has enriched the Lebanese and regional media, including Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

An-Nahar newspaper mourned on Friday the death of Khoury, saying that it has lost one of its “pillars and senior writers in the dark nights of Lebanon.”

It added that his painful departure was a great loss for the Lebanese and Arab press.

The late journalist was “one of the distinguished, authentic writers from a generation of great men… who dedicated life and sacrifices for the sake of free speech, truth, and courage that knows no retreat or fear,” An-Nahar said.

Khoury, who is originally from South Lebanon, worked with a number of press institutions, including Al-Aamal newspaper, Al-Hawadeth magazine, and Al-Hayat, Nidaa Al-Watan, An-Nahar and Asharq Al-Awsat newspapers.

He wrote articles and political analyses and worked in the editorial department, local and world news departments, and investigative reporting.

He was also a professor at the Faculty of Communication at the Lebanese University, devoting his life tirelessly to the journalism career until his last breath.

Editor Picks