Dunia Mroue, former editor-in-chief of The Daily Star. The Daily Star/HO
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Dunia Mroue, former editor-in-chief of The Daily Star and human rights advocate, passed away Monday.Mroue was among the Lebanese pioneers in her country and the Arab world, championing the participation of women in science and other academic fields that were largely confined to men during her time.Known for her amicable relations with prominent Arab personalities, Mroue was the daughter of Jamil Mroue, a Lebanese emigrant to Mexico who died in Lebanon after World War I. She was the widow of the late Arab and Islamic scholar and doctor Salaheddine al-Munjid and sister of the late Kamel Mroue, founder of both The Daily Star and the Arab-language newspaper Al-Hayat.
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