Fouda, Yosri

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Yosri Fouda

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Yosri Fouda (Arabic: ???? ????? Yusr? F?dah, IPA: [?jos?i ?fu?dæ]), born in Egypt, is a journalist who initially worked for the BBC's short-lived Arabic-subsidiary covering the ongoing struggle in Bosnia with veteran reporter Martin Bell. He currently works for the independent Cairo-based ON TV, which is largely owned by Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris.
He is the co-author of 'Masterminds of Terror: The Truth Behind the
Most Devastating Attack The World Has Ever Seen', published in 2003 by
Arcade Publishing. Egypt's Shorouk newspaper has posted a special
cartoon for him, greeting him for his Egypt post-revolution coverage.[1]

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[edit] Al Jazeera

In 1996, he joined the newly-forming Al Jazeera, and is the bureau chief for the Arabic arm of the news agency. In April 2002, Fouda interviewed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who admitted his involvement, along with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, in the September 11 attacks.[2] It has been suggested that Fouda gave away the hideaway location of bin al-Shibh to Al-Jazeera's chairman Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, a cousin of the Emir of Qatar, and that CIA director George Tenet received the location tip-off from the Emir, resulting in bin al-Shibh's capture.[3]

In the Arab World Fouda gained fame with his program called Top Secret (Arabic: ??? ???????, Sirr? lil-??yah) on Al Jazeera.

Fouda later took on a side job teaching at the Cairo University.[citation needed]

In 2006, Fouda, now in charge of Jazeera's London bureau, broke a story on a "martyrdom video" by "9/11 hijackers" Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah.[4]
in 2009 Fouda resigned from aljazeera , later on he has a talk show
called " the last words" ??? ???? on the private Egyptian channel ONTV and to some people he is one of the finest , most sophisticated and professional brains in his profession

[edit] Quotes

"I do not really believe there is such a thing as al-Qaida, the organization; there is al-Qaida, the mind-set" —Yosri Fouda

[edit] Books

In May 2003 Yosri Fouda and Nick Fielding's book Masterminds of Terror: The Truth Behind the Most Devastating Terrorist Attack the World Has Ever Seen was published by Arcade Publishing.[5]

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