Ahmed Said (broadcaster)

Ahmed Said (Arabic: أحمد سعيد‎; 29 August 1925[1][2] – 4 June 2018) was an Egyptian radio broadcaster. He was the first director and main announcer for Sawt al-Arab from its founding in 1953 until 1967.[3] He was known for calling for Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine from “the sea to the (Jordan) river”[4] and claims to have written the station's famous tag line of "Sawt al-Arab, calling to the Arab nation from the heart of Cairo."[3] He died on 4 June 2018, aged 92.[5]

Ahmed Said
أحمد سعيد
Born(1925-08-29)29 August 1925
Died4 June 2018(2018-06-04) (aged 92)
Cairo, Egypt
NationalityEgypt
Occupationbroadcaster, journalist
EmployerVoice of the Arabs
Organization1953–1967

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "أحمد سعيد.. هنا صوت العرب".
  2. ^ "بالفيديو.. وفاة مذيع النكسة في ذكراها".
  3. ^ a b Radwan, Anis al-Wajoud (27 August 2017). "الإذاعي الكبير أحمد سعيد أول رئيس لصوت العرب لـ"لوفد" : قناة الجزيرة تطبق سياسة الدمار في المنطقة العربية [The great broadcaster Ahmed Said, first president of Voice of the Arabs to Al-Wafd: "Al-Jazeera is carrying out a policy of destruction in the Arab region"]". al-Wafd. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  4. ^ Labidi, Kamel (2003-07-10). "The voice of the Arabs is speechless at 50". The Daily Star Newspaper – Lebanon. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  5. ^ "Egypt's renowned Nasser-era broadcaster Ahmed Said dies at 93 - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg.