"Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Center for Media and Democracy Win Izzy Awards for Independent Media "

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Two of the stories from last year that captured my interest the most were the Egyptian revolution and the incessant attack on our rights by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The top sources that I relied on for each story have been rewarded ...


Amy Goodman and her staff at Democracy Now! provided coverage from the front lines of both stories. Sharif was literally on the front lines in covering the story in Cairo, including a live brodcast that crazy day when the government thugs rode into Tahrir Square on camels and horses, and when the molotovs and gun shots filled the air during several night time reports. If you missed his reports, they are worth seeing ... track them down ...http://www.democracynow.org/ , or use your favorite search engine to find them on the web.

HBO made a short documentary titled "In Tahrir Square" which features some of Sharif's broadcasts from Cairo.

Lisa Graves and the others at the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/ ) were out front on reporting about ALEC, especially with the ALECEXPOSED web site ( http://www.alecexposed.com/wiki/ALEC_Exposed ). They were among the first to link ALEC to the Koch brothers. The coverage of ALEC by John Nichols and The Nation magazine using information from ALECEXPOSED was tops.

Job well done !

Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm


Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous is currently based in Cairo, where he is covering the continuing Egyptiian revolution. Sharif appeared on Democracy Now! this morning to update us on the state of Egypt's economy, and on the presidential race. He is in New York City this week to accept this years Izzy Award for Special Achievement in Independent Media for his reporting on the Egyptian revolution (details contained in original post). This link from the shows web site contains video and transcript of the interview.

Shock Doctrine in Egypt: Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Post-Mubarak Economic Crisis, Presidential Race


Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm

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