Stories by Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a fellow at The Nation Institute. subscribe to Sharif Abdel Kouddous's feed

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: The Nation

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Going into a third day of mass protests in Egypt, the unarmed citizens calling for an end to military rule face a vicious crackdown from security forces.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source: The Nation

Taking to Facebook and Twitter, Egyptians are repeating and defending Asthma Mahfouz's viral message for human rights, forcing free speech into the country and facing arrest.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Hundreds of university professors are staging a sit-in across Egypt to call for the ousting of university administration officials appointed by the former Mubarak regime.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Violent clashes have broken out between pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

One week after the unprecedented popular uprising began in Egypt, more than 2 million people descend on Tahrir Square to demand regime change in the country.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Reporter on the ground in Egypt: "They want [Mubarak] to step down. And they will not leave the streets of Cairo, the streets of Egypt, until he does."

Posted on: Jan 5, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

The physical and psychological effects experienced by people held for extended periods in solitary confinement, says prison expert Dr. Atul Gawande.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: Democracy Now!

Haiti has been devastated by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The extent of the disaster is still unknown, but there are fears that tens of thousands of people have died.