Media mourns death of prominent journalist [Archives:2006/912/Front Page]

January 16 2006

ADEN- Jan.15- The media community in Yemen mourned decease of the prominent journalist Essam Sa'eed Salem who died on Friday afternoon from a heart stroke. The deceased was transferred to the hospital immediately after he had the stroke but to no avail.

Late Essam Sa'eed Salem, born on November 12-1950 in Al-Sheikh Ottoman Zone- Aden, completed his high school in the city of Aden and then he had his university study at the Faculty of Archeology- Cairo University. He was one of the founders and active members of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate.

Essam was one of the great personalities having glorious history in the profession of journalism since 1981when he joined the 14 October Newspaper and worked as a reporter. He was promoted to the post of the managing editor and later on to the position of deputy publisher and editor-in-chief.

Late Essam Sa'eed Salem was appointed chief editor of 22 May Newspaper during 2000 and 2001, and after establishing the national unity, he founded a caricature magazine named “Sum Bum”, which means “Deaf and Dumb”. He remained editor-in-chief of this magazine until he died last Friday.