Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Topics of Interest: Social Movements, Warfare and Conflict
Countries/Regions of Interest: Egypt, Libya, Palestine
List of Publications
Sharif has published in The Nation, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Toronto Star, The Progressive, Mada Masr, Jadaliyya and other outlets.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a fellow at the Nation Institute and a correspondent for the TV/radio news hour Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman.
From 2003 to 2011, Sharif served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for Democracy Now! based in New York. During that time he reported from Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq, New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Haiti in the days after the January 2010 earthquake and during the return of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, among other news events.
In January 2011, Sharif returned to Egypt to cover the Egyptian revolution and has been on the ground, reporting extensively on developments in Egypt and other countries in the region since then. Since 2011, he has reported from Syria, Libya, Yemen, Gaza, Bahrain and Algeria. His work has been published in The Nation, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Toronto Star, The Progressive, Mada Masr, Jadaliyya and other outlets.
Sharif is also a frequent guest on international news channels, including BBC, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), as well as multiple Pacifica and community radio stations across North America and other outlets across the globe. He also works as a freelance correspondent for France 24's English language channel.
In 2012 Sharif was awarded the fourth annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media for his coverage of the Egyptian revolution.