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Mona El Shazly
|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 (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. 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.