News Release

From Cairo and U.S.: Interviews on Egypt

Phone lines are largely back up in Cairo, which is 7 hours ahead of U.S. ET.

For online resources, see: accuracy.org/online-resources-on-egypt

PHILIP RIZK
Available for a limited number of interviews, Rizk is an independent blogger and filmmaker based in Cairo. Rizk is editing video of some of the most critical parts of the protests. He is reporting on the Egyptian government apparently releasing criminals against protesters, looting, lack of police protection and other critical events. He can also address economic inequality, the lack of meaningful political opposition and other aspects. For brief audio of Saturday interview with him: part 1, part 2 and part 3. Rizk was “disappeared” by the Egyptian government in 2009.

JACK SHENKER
Shenker is a London-born journalist who reports for the Guardian from Egypt. He was beaten and arrested by Egyptian government forces on Wednesday and caught much of what happened to him on audio tape.

MOSTAFA HUSSEIN
Hussein is a doctor at Nadeem Center for Victims of Torture.

EMAD MEKAY
Based in Cairo, Mekay reports for Inter Press Service and other outlets.

ALEX ORTIZ
Ortiz studies at American University in Cairo; he graduated from Brown University in Arabic literary translation and Middle Eastern studies in 2009. He circumvented the government media block in Egypt, streaming live protest coverage this week from the streets: ustream.tv

SHEILA CARAPICO
Professor of political science and international studies at Richmond University and currently visiting at the American University in Cairo, Carapico was featured on an IPA news release Friday: “There’s a Reason Public Opinion in the the Arab World Isn’t Pro-American.”

SAMER SHEHATA
Shehata is an assistant professor of Arab Politics at Georgetown University. He is the author of the book: “Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt.” He was interviewed recently by The Real News.

KHALED BEYDOUN
GEORGE NAGGIAR
Beydoun (who is Muslim) and Naggiar (who is Coptic Christian) are both attorneys in Washington, D.C. and have co-founded FreeEgyptNow.org. They are currently at a protest and solidarity action at the Egyptian embassy.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167