The Nation Institute heartily congratulates our new fellow Sharif Abdel Kouddous on his win of the 4th Annual Izzy Award. Kouddous, who shares the win with the Center for Media and Democracy, was honored for his courageous firsthand reporting on the Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt.
The award, which will be presented at an April ceremony in Ithaca, NY, is named after the great maverick reporter I.F. "Izzy" Stone, known for his newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly, and his work detailing government corruption and McCarthyism.
The judges for the prize said, "With breathtaking bravery, Sharif’s unflinching on-the-street reporting simultaneously brought us the voices and faces of Egyptians, the drama of the moment and big-picture analysis — sometimes while tear gas or live rounds exploded in the background."
Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a 2012 Nation Institute Fellow, is an independent journalist based in Cairo. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for Democracy Now! and he remains a frequent contributor to the program. Originally from Cairo, he returned to Egypt in 2011 to cover the Egyptian revolution.
For more information on Kouddous, please visit his Fellow page.