Mona el-Shazly

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Mona El Shathely
Born (1970-12-23) December 23, 1970 (age 43)
Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Occupation Talk Show host
Known for Her talk show Al Ashira Masa'an (10 O'Clock)

Mona El Shathely (Arabic: منى الشاذلى‎, IPA: [ˈmonæ (ʔe)ʃˈʃæzli]) is an Egyptian talk show host. She is known for her talk show Al Ashira Masa'an (English: 10 O'Clock) where she talks about news of the day and interviews Egyptian and foreign politicians, scientists, and Islamic elders.

Early life[edit]

El Shathely graduated from high school in the United Arab Emirates and then studied MASCOM and advertisement at the American University in Cairo.

Career[edit]

El Shathely worked in Public Relations at the Arab Contractors Company.

She hosted several programs on the Saudi-owned Arab Radio and Television Network Channel.

She has been at Dream 2 Channel since 2006, hosting Al Ashira Masa'an. Dream TV is a popular independent Egyptian satellite channel. "By her own estimate, she is one of the highest paid hosts on Arabic satellite television," a report said.[1] Her contract with Dream Channel is estimated between 2 to 3 million Egyptian pounds per year (appx. LE200,000/month).[citation needed] Addressing "government pressure on journalists in Egypt[;] 'They don’t understand that a presenter is not a spokesperson for the government or the regime,' she said. 'I am not a spokesman. But you always have this problem.'"[1]

Al Ashira Masa'an[edit]

Some of the guests that have been featured on the show are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fahim, Kareem and Mana El-Naggar; Liam Stack and Ed Ou contributed reporting, "Emotions of a Reluctant Hero Galvanize Protesters", The New York Times, February 8, 2011 (February 9, 2011 p. A14 NY ed.).
  2. ^ "Mona al Shazly interview with Dubya". www.ikhwanweb.com. May 17, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2010.