Egyptian Hero to the Press

Friday, February 04, 2011


Egyptian political exiles around the world are watching the events in Egypt closely. One of those exiles is Saad Eddin Ibrahim , a sociologist, human rights activist and professor at Drew University in New Jersey. An outspoken critic of Hosni Mubarak, Ibrahim has served time in Egyptian prisons for his pro-democracy activities. OTM spoke with him back in 2002.

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I commend Saad Edidn Ibrahim for all of his efforts to fight for democracy in Egypt. He is a very courageous man especially for fighting even after having several strokes while in prison.

Feb. 17 2011 04:03 PM
Artie from mars

I feel that the U.S gov. had no real reason to put him behind bars. Hes a very honest and truthful artist that just writes/says how he fell about certain issues. The end of this report caught my attention when he started to breakdown.

Feb. 10 2011 10:53 PM
chuck biechlin from Duarte, CA

Tonight I feel 50 years younger. It was almost that long ago that I was privileged to work with Rick Davis at KGO-TV in San Francisco. He taught me news writing when I worked with him in my job as news film editor. Over the years I became a news manager who used Rick's work as the best example I knew of quality news writing/reporting. His voice then and now is the definition of "mellifluous". The clarity of his writing and reporting continues to be the quality standard.

If there is any possibility that someone in your organization could pass these comments on to Rick, I'd deeply appreciate it.

I hope it goes without saying that I'm a devoted listener to "On the Media". I arrange my Sunday afternoons to be available to hear it on KPCC.

Thank you.

Feb. 06 2011 08:50 PM

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