Egyptian journalist defending Assad regime dies on air


Cairo: Egyptian journalist Adel al-Gogary, Editor-in-Chief of al-Anwar newspaper and chairman of the Arab Center for Printing and Publishing, died on Wednesday on air while being hosted by the Iraqi al-Hadath TV, media reported on Thursday.

According to reports, Adel Al-Gogari suffered fatal thrombosis, Wednesday, following live heated debate with Free Syrian Army officer on private TV channel Iraqi Al-Hadath in Cairo.

Gogary was rushed to the hospital, where he died shortly after.

The late journalist’s family announced on Facebook that they will receive condolences on Friday in his birthplace Abu-Suweir city in the canal governorate of Ismailia.

Al-Gogari recently appeared on Al-Jazeera Arabic’s controversial programme “The Opposite Direction”, where he vehemently defended the Syrian regime, claiming that what is happening in the war-torn country is “an international conspiracy” against Al-Assad.