articles tagged "Sharif Abdel Kouddous"

Shifting Allegiances and Chaos in Egypt

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | buzz
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Last August, when the Buzz last talked with Sharif Abdel Kouddos, he told us that despite the bloodshed and chaos in his country, he still had hope for freedom in Egypt. Since then, the situation has gotten even more convoluted. As we enter the fourth month of the military takeover of Egypt, with former President Mohamed Morsi deposed, a brutal crackdown on protestors, and the Muslim Brotherhood hunted as terrorists, Egypt’s coalition of opposition continues to fray. Sharif Abdel Kouudos joined Monday host Brian Standing by phone from Cairo on October 28, 2013. more »

Is There Still Hope for Democracy in Egypt?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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Two and a half years after former President Mubarak’s resignation, the Arab Spring in Egypt has turned sour. The Egyptian military removed Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak’s elected successor from office in a coup d’etat. The aftermath of the coup has been waves of chaos and death, as Morsi supporters and the Egyptian army have clashed in the streets, leaving over 1,000 dead. On August 26, 2013, Democracy Now! and The Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous joined Brian Standing to discuss the latest on the crackdown. more »

Split Show: Act 10 Developments and Unrest in the Middle East

Monday, 17 September 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Monday September 17th, John Quinlan hosted a split show updating listeners on weekend events here in Wisconsin as well as globally. During the first half, John interviewed Sharif Abdel Kouddous, an American journalist and Cairo correspondent for Democracy Now! about the recent unrest in the Middle East. During the second half of the program, John talked with lawyer Tamara Packard who analyzed new developments in the landmark legal decision which ruled unconstitutional many of the anti-Union pieces of Walker’s Act 10 Legislation. On Thursday September 13th, Democracy Now! correspondent Juan Gonzalez, covering the unrest in Egypt and the Middle East, reported: “Violent protests continue in the Middle East over an American-made film considered blasphemous to Islam. Earlier today, hundreds of Yemeni protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Sana’a. The protesters smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy and burned cars before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound. Some demonstrators scaled the walls of the embassy, while others set fires just outside the compound. Meanwhile, at least 16 demonstrators were injured earlier today outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Police reportedly used tear gas to disperse the protesters after they threw stones and petrol bombs near the embassy. The protests in Yemen and Egypt follow Tuesday night’s storming of the United States consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other staff members were killed in the attack. Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador to be killed on duty since 1979. On Wednesday, President Obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths in Libya.” To watch Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Democracy Now!: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/13/middle_east_protests_at_us_embassies To listen to the entire program: more »

Elections in Egypt and G20 Protests

Monday, 18 June 2012 | A Public Affair

During the first half of the show, Norm Stockwell interviewed Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Democracy Now!’s Senior News Producer, on the elections in Egypt. In the next segment David Alvarado discussed Mexican media, upcoming elections and G20 protests in Los Cabos. On Sunday Egyptians participated in a presidential election that many had hoped would mark a transition to legitimate democracy. The military junta, however, has squashed this dream in their reluctance to let go of power. Kouddous told Dempcracy Now!, “Right now Egypt is in a state where there’s no parliament, no constitution or even a clear process for drafting one, and a presidential runoff that will leave Egypt with a ruler who will be a very divisive president.” He discussed these issues with Norm. To hear more about the elections in Egypt: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/6/15/a_judicial_coup_in_egypt_muslim To hear the interviews in full:     more »

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