Dr Titawi had previously served as President of the East Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) (2007 - 2016) and as an Executive Committee member of the IFJ (2013-2016), as well as being an Assistant Secretary of the Arab Journalists Union.
Dr. Titawi was a reservoir of knowledge, perseverance, and good deeds and a great defender of media rights and freedom of expression not only in Sudan, but in the Eastern African region, the African continent and the world at large", said IFJ President Younes MJahed.
He worked for more than fifty years as a journalist, a trade unionist and a professor. He was a Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communications and contributed immensely to its development.
The IFJ extends its sincere condolences to the Titawi family and to all his colleagues in the media in Sudan and the African continent as a whole.