Al Mirazi

Abdul Latif Jameel Hall
Professor of Practice
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
AUC New Cairo
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Brief Biography

Hafez Al Mirazi is professor of practice at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, at The American University in Cairo. He currently presents the weekly news program, Bi-Tawqeet El Qahera (Cairo Time), on the Egyptian satellite channel Dream 2 TV. Al Mirazi has more than 30 years of experience working in both American and Arab broadcast television and radio. From 2010 to February 2011, he hosted the talk show, Studio Cairo, on Al Arabiya channel, and covered the daily events of the January 25 Revolution until the toppling of the Mubarak regime. In 2007, he helped in founding the Egyptian satellite channel Al Hayat and hosted its weekly talk show, Eye on America (2008 – 2009). 

Prior to returning to his native Egypt, Al Mirazi spent 24 years living and working in Washington, D.C. He served as Al Jazeera’s U.S. bureau chief and hosted the channel’s widely viewed weekly news program, From Washington (2000 - 2007). Al Mirazi covered major news events including Middle East peace talks, presidential election campaigns, the events of 9/11 and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. While in Washington, Al Mirazi also held positions as correspondent and broadcaster at the Voice of America’s Arabic service, the BBC Arabic/World Service and the Arab Network of America. He started his career as a radio journalist with Radio Cairo's Voice of the Arabs in 1980.


MA, 1987, Catholic University of America, United States.

Graduate Diploma, 1990, George Mason University, Virginia, United States.

BA, 1979, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

Courses Taught

TV Interviewing and Talk Show Hosting

Broadcast News Intensive I

Broadcast News Intensive II

Arabic TV Scriptwriting

Seminar on Electronic Journalism and Arab Society


Television and radio, presenter,Cairo Local Time, Dream 2 TV.

Television and radio, presenter,Cairo Time, Egyptian Satellite Channel and Channel 2, Cairo, Egypt.

Television and radio, presenter,Studio Cairo, Al Arabiya news channel, Cairo, Egypt.


Discussant, National Center for Social and Criminological Research

Panel Discussion Moderator, Arab Foundations Forum

Guest Speaker, Canada Egypt Business Council

Guest Speaker, Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development

Guest Speaker, Media Diversity Institute

Guest Speaker, Arab West Forum

Guest Speaker, Cairo International Book Fair

Guest Speaker, Information and Decision Support Center

Guest Speaker, National Democratic Institute

Guest Speaker, Faculty of Economics and Political Science

In the Media

Interview on the election of Mohamed Morsy as the president of Egypt and its implications, PBS, 2012.

Quoted in an article titled Sky Enters Arabic News Market by Tom Gara, Financial Times, 2012.

Article in Al Ahram about the ownership of the FM radio channels, Al Ahram newspaper, 2012.

Al Ahram writer and critic Nasr el Afas wrote an opinion editorial titled “The Minister of Interior in Cairo Time,” on Hafez Al Mirazis show. The article was featured in el Afas’s regular column, Listen to Me , Al Ahram daily newspaper, 2012.

Interview on the parliamentary elections, Al Nahar TV, 2011.

Al Mirazi was featured in Backlight, VPRO’s Future Affairs weekly program, in a documentary titled The Battle for the Arab Viewer, VPRO, Dutch TV, 2011.

Host of Cairo Local Time, a 90-minute talk show airing on Dream TV 2. The show tackles pressing issues and contemporary events in Egypt and the region, with a concentration on political news. Al Mirazi presents the show on weekends, Dream TV, 2011.

Interview on issues pertaining to media reform, Dream 2 TV , 2011.

Article titled قناة حكومية‏..‏ ليست عيباً, Al Ahram daily newspaper, 2011.

Article titled المطلوب لإعلامنا الآن, Al Ahram daily newspaper, 2011.

Guest speaker on Masr El Naharda (Egypt Today) TV show, with presenter Tamer Amin. Al Mirazi spoke about national TV coverage of the revolution and other political events before and after Mubarak, Local Channel 2, 2011.

Al Mirazi’s situation with Al Arabiya news channel was covered in Al Safeer newspaper. The article featured Al Mirazis opinion on the channels sudden decision to stop airing his show due its own justifications, Al Safeer, 2011.

Interview on the situation in Libya and the role of the Egyptian media after the revolution, Dream TV, 2011.

Guest speaker with Charlie Rose right after Mubarak stepped down, speaking about Egypt after Mubarak, PBS, 2011.

Traveled to Tunisia for two days to cover the Tunisian revolution for the channel right before the onset of the Egyptian revolution on January 25, 2011, Al Arabiya news channel, 2011.

Research Interest
  • Electronic media
  • Satellite television networking
  • World politics