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Journalist Georgia Psaria dies after cancer battle

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Journalist Georgia Psaria

CyBC journalist Georgia Psaria died at the age of 49 on Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer.

The public service broadcaster expressed “deep sadness” at her loss. They added that her fellow staff “knew and loved Georgia for her bright character and her hard work” and expressed their condolences to her family.

Government spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis referenced Psaria’s battle with cancer in his message of condolences, saying she “fought bravely in the last months”.

“One of the first journalists I met as government spokesman, I will forever cherish her honesty and kindness,” he said, adding that she was a “tireless professional”.

He said CyBC and journalism are “poorer today” for her loss.

House President Annita Demetriou said she was “shocked to hear of her death”, and that she expresses her “sincere condolences” to Psaria’s family.

She added that Psaria had “honoured the journalism industry with her morals and hard work”.

Psaria was born on October 26, 1975, in Limassol. She studied journalism and communication at the Panteion University in Athens, in Greece, before working at newspaper Politis and later at CyBC.

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