Since 2004, he heads the Middle Eastern office of the ORF in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. El-Gawhary was born in Munich, son of an Egyptian father and a German mother. Tributary to his activities at ORF, Karim works as Middle Eastern correspondent for eleven German-speaking Newspapers, f.e. Tageszeitung (Berlin), Presse (Wien), SonntagsZeitung (Zürich), Hannoversche Allgemeine or Stuttgarter Nachrichten to name a few. As a student, he activated as a free journalist in Cairo and Damascus. Karim studied Islamic Science and Politics at the FU-Berlin, with an emphasis on the Middle East. In 2011, Mr. El-Gawhary was assigned the Concordia Award for Freedom of the Press.
Egypt was parked in the garage for 30 years
arabs are still very busy
In the middle of the uprising in Egypt a doctor told his own story, i don't care about politics, my life was between home and the hospital, His daughter told him that she must participate in the revolution, a few days later the same son that tried to convince his sister not to go - joined the group, Doctor receives phonecall from daughter and said we need doctors help, please come, He received a 13 year old boy that was beaten, The boy said, I don't have time - i have to defend OUR square, The doctor broke down and could no longer talk, "And I saw this 13 year old one more time", He was shot in the head, The following tuesday, there were over 1 million people on the square