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December 23, 1970 |
|Occupation||Talk Show host|
|Known for||Her talk show Al Ashira Masa'an (10 O'Clock)|
Mona el-Shazly (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.
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. Her contract with Dream Channel is estimated between 2 to 3 million Egyptian pounds per year (appx. LE200,000/month). 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.'"
Al Ashira Masa'an
Some of the guests that have been featured on the show are:
- Mohamed Elbaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nobel Prize winner
- Ahmed Zewail, scientist and Nobel Prize winner
- Ahmed Ezz, Egyptian politician and business tycoon
- Naseer Shamma, Arab Iraqi musician and oud player
- Gamal El-Ghitani, author and magazine editor
- Alaa Al Aswany, author and founder of the political movement Kefaya
- Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Muslim scholar and head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars
- Amr Khaled, Islamic activist and founder of life makers and right start foundation 
- Omar Khairat, musician
- Talaat Sadat, former Egyptian politician and current political prisoner.
- Ayman Nour, politician; chairman of the El Ghad party.
- George W. Bush, U.S. president; during the ten-minute interview on May 13, 2008, they discussed Egyptian-American relations and the issues of Palestine and Iran.
- Wael Ghonim, Google marketing executive and one of the organizers of the Jan25 movement in early 2011; an emotional interview after he had just been released from an 11-day secret detention; the dead were mourned and the movement given new life by the broadcast, which "undercut two weeks of relentless state propaganda" according to a report
- 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.).
- "Mona al Shazly interview with Dubya". www.ikhwanweb.com. May 17, 2008. Retrieved March 14, 2010.