Sharif Abdel Kouddous
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    Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute, and an Emmy-winning 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 Times, the Intercept, Foreign Policy, Toronto StarGlobalPost, the Progressive, and Mada Masr. He has appeared on numerous national and international TV programs, including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, Al Jazeera English, France24 and more.

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Featured Work
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  • An insight into the battle for Native American land rights as protests continue against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

  • 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.

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