Sharif Abdel Kouddous
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    Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a Puffin 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 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
  • Egypt: The Afterglow Has Faded
  • During the eighteen-day uprising that ousted Mubarak, the army enjoyed widespread praise as "the protector of the revolution" and was applauded for not opening fire on protesters. But the afterglow has since faded away, in large part due to the military council's repressive policies.

  • Egypt's new war of information
  • The war of information in Egypt — one that has been at the heart of this revolution since its inception — is escalating.

  • Hot Teachers
  • The revolution may have left Tahrir Square, but Egypt's education system is boiling with anger.

  • Five Months of Waiting
  • What happens when a revolution stalls out? Many feel that the basic demands of the revolution have gone unfulfilled, with little indication that a path for real change lies ahead.

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