Tewfik Mishlawi: 'Father figure to three generations of journalists who went to the Middle East'

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Tributes have been paid to Beirut-based journalist Tewfik Mishlawi who has died aged 76.

The Guardian obituary notes that Tewfik was: “a father-figure and guru to at least three generations of journalists who went to the Middle East. They live in eternal gratitude to him and his daily digest of translation from the local and regional Arabic press and his analytical explorations of what was going on.

“The digest, which arrived at the offices, hotels, missions and homes of journalists, diplomats, arms salesmen and other strolling players, was with us every day by about 10am. In the 1960s and early 1970s, the digest was named the Arab World. Later, during the mid-1970s and the torments of civil war, it became the Middle East Reporter, and that is how it has stayed.”


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