Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is a Puffin Fellow at Type Media Center 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 Nation, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Intercept, Foreign Policy, Toronto Star, GlobalPost, 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.

In 2012 Sharif was awarded the fourth annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media for his coverage of the Egyptian revolution. He won an Emmy Award in 2018 for his reporting on the Trump administration’s travel ban.

Recent Work

US midterm elections: Bad news for Sisi?

US midterm elections: Bad news for Sisi?

The Democratic Party chalked up victories across the United States in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. By Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Mada Masr.

Putting satire behind bars: The case of Shady Abu Zeid

Putting satire behind bars: The case of Shady Abu Zeid

It remains unclear what provoked the 25-year-old’s sudden arrest. He is not a political organizer or agitator. He’s a video blogger and satirist; a comedian with a diminutive physical stature and an outsized persona. By Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Mada Masr.

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