Sharif Abdel Kouddous
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    Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a fellow at The Nation Institute and 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. Since then he has reported from Egypt, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Gaza, Bahrain, and Algeria. His work has been published in The NationWashington PostLos Angeles TimesForeign Policy, Toronto Star, GlobalPost, theProgressive, and Mada Masr, and he has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, France24 and more.

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Featured Work
  • CIA Director Visits Egypt Amid Crackdown
  • CIA director John Brennan wrapped up a two-day visit to Cairo where he held meetings with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and security officials to discuss regional developments and terrorism.

  • Saudis Above, Houthis Next Door, and Death All Around
  • The Amari family was asleep in their home in Beit Meyad, a district near the heart of Sanaa. Then the bombs came. At least four missiles struck their street in quick succession at around 2 a.m.

  • Who Killed Islam Salah al-Din Atitu?
  • The Cairo university student left home to take a final exam. The next day, he turned up in a city morgue, with marks of torture on his body, and police peddling a suspicious story about how he got there.

  • Death and Devastation in Sanaa
  • The brutal Saudi bombing of Yemen has killed thousands and left the capital paralyzed by fuel and water shortages.

Featured Video
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Naomi Klein discuss the abuse and imprisonment of two Canadian filmmakers in Egypt, October 2, 2013.
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Democracy Now! discusses where protester demands have changed - or remained the same - on the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution, January 25, 2013
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous is interviewed on Democracy Now! about the Syrian town of Zabadani, August 14, 2012
  • Egypt Holds Historic Election as Military Council Resists Calls to Transfer Power to Civilians, November 29, 2011
  • 7 Months After Revolution Ousted Mubarak, Egyptian Military Maintains Control, Suppressing Dissent, October 4, 2011
  • The Battle For Egypt's Media: Video Report On Press Freedom After The Revolution. 2 of 2
  • The Battle For Egypt's Media: Video Report On Press Freedom After The Revolution. 1 of 2
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Revolution in Egypt, April 16, 2011
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous on How Pro-Democracy Activists Reclaimed Tahrir Square After Attacks by Mubarak Forces on Democracy Now!, February 4, 2011
  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous Speaks with Demonstrators in Tahrir Square at "March of Millions", February 2, 2011
  • Rachel Maddow interviews Sharif Abdel Kouddous, January 31, 2011