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Cairo fixer?

I’m going to Cairo on Sunday to cover the events. I don’t suppose anyone knows a good fixer there? I realise that quite a lot of Egyptians speak fluent English, especially in the capital, but it could still come handy for contacts and stuff. Thanks.

by Balint Szlanko at 2011-01-28 18:47:28 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

also looking for same information, please pm me if you can help

best

kenneth

by Kenneth Dickerman | 29 Jan 2011 00:01 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
Leaving to Cairo this morning, anyone with a suggestion about a hotel there?

by account not in use | 29 Jan 2011 00:01 | Tunis, Tunisia | | Report spam→
André, I’m crashing here. Simple but cosy and centrally located. Also, I’ve been there before, fond memories. http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.6292

by Balint Szlanko | 29 Jan 2011 10:01 | Budapest, Hungary | | Report spam→
Anyone knows about Internet conncection or cell phone network? i heard it’s been shout down. i’m planning to go sunday morning.

by Mickey Alon | 29 Jan 2011 10:01 | Jerusalem, Israel | | Report spam→
I spoke with a Western diplomat this morning by telephone. The connection was good though prone to cutoffs. Apparently there is no Internet. I’m going Sunday afternoon.

by Balint Szlanko | 29 Jan 2011 11:01 | Budapest, Hungary | | Report spam→
internet is working well at the Intercontinental Hotel

by account not in use | 29 Jan 2011 11:01 | Cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
Ah. That’s great news.

by Balint Szlanko | 29 Jan 2011 12:01 | Budapest, Hungary | | Report spam→
Andre- you staying at the Intercontinental?

by Scout Tufankjian | 29 Jan 2011 15:01 | Brooklyn!, United States | | Report spam→
internet does not work in any hotel now, according to what Davide Frattini (corriere della sera correspondent) say.

italian text from cairo, today.

11:34, Internet tagliata anche in albergo, l’unico in città a essere ancora connesso.

by Luca Quagliato | 31 Jan 2011 11:01 | Milan, Italy | | Report spam→
The internet is back on today, Sinai is super quiet, Cairo unpredictable.

by Rosie Sarkic | 02 Feb 2011 18:02 | sinai, Egypt | | Report spam→
I am an Egyptian living in Cairo, sorry for not being able to read this post earlier as I have been busy being a part of the uprising here.

If any of you is still in Egypt and needs a fixer, feel free to contact me, my contact info is on my profile.

by Ahmad H. Aggour | 13 Feb 2011 11:02 | Cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
Balint, whats up my man?

by [former member] | 13 Feb 2011 18:02 | Tijuana, Mexico | | Report spam→
i’m joseph louis an egyptian amn working as a FIXER and translator and my profile on lightstalkers is(joseph louis)and my contacts,TEL.(002-012-222-434-25)
MY E-mail,(jo_4chr@hotmail.com)

blessings
joseph

by joseph louis | 26 Dec 2011 15:12 | cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
anis attia
002012-3113193
anisattia@hotmail.com

he’s very good n reliable.

by Rhys Williams | 26 Dec 2011 20:12 | helmand/kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
anis attia
002012-3113193
anisattia@hotmail.com

he’s very good n reliable.

by Rhys Williams | 26 Dec 2011 20:12 | helmand/kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
anis attia
002012-3113193
anisattia@hotmail.com

he’s very good n reliable.

by Rhys Williams | 26 Dec 2011 20:12 | helmand/kabul, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
There is a highly recommended fixer in Cairo, Egypt

call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
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I have hired Mr Seddik on two occasions – once in Egypt and once in Libya. On both occasions he was working as a translator and fixer for the BBC team. We were working in a high pressured environment, doing very long hours and I was extremely impressed with him. He has excellent English – better than any other translator I have worked with so far in the region.

He is confident in dealing with journalists and communicated with the people we interviewed in a respectful and friendly manner. He has a vast knowledge of politics and current affairs as well as the history of Egypt and the wider Middle East. This was invaluable both for interviews and in general conversation.

He is also particularly good at turning dry facts into fascinating anecdotes and was often able to entertain and educate us with interesting stories about Egypt’s history. He is obviously passionate about the country, its history and culture.

What most impressed me about Mr Seddik however is his energy and enthusiasm, even after working for extremely long hours. Many other translators I have worked with have been irritable after working for very long hours, but Mr Seddik remained alert, cheerful and hardworking no matter how many hours he had done.

He was always punctual, courteous and is good at taking the initiative when needed.

Helena Merriman
Broadcast Journalist
BBC World Service
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I am a producer for The CBS Evening News, a national nightly newsprogram in the United States. In early February, Correspondent Terry McCarthy and I were sent to Egypt to cover the events of Tahrir Square, and we hired Ahmed as our interpreter, our guide, and what we in the news business call a “fixer” – that is, someone who can arrange the interviews we need, sort through the facts we want, and generally make our lives easier in a foreign country.

Ahmed was amazing. He helped us navigate through Cairo at a very difficult time with a combination of street smarts, great attitude, and an uncanny command of the English language. Also, there is no higher-pressure environment than television journalism, and we had Ahmed working for us about 20 hours a day for 3 weeks; he never failed to jump at the assignment and he never complained.

In Ahmed we found not only an amazing producer, but a great resource for all things Egypt. His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities, of hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding. He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory. In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of everything else.

Sincerely,

Erin Lyall George

Producer

The CBS Evening News

by Ahmed Seddik | 05 Jul 2012 08:07 | Cairo , Egypt | | Report spam→
There is a highly recommended fixer in Cairo, Egypt

call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
———————————————

I have hired Mr Seddik on two occasions – once in Egypt and once in Libya. On both occasions he was working as a translator and fixer for the BBC team. We were working in a high pressured environment, doing very long hours and I was extremely impressed with him. He has excellent English – better than any other translator I have worked with so far in the region.

He is confident in dealing with journalists and communicated with the people we interviewed in a respectful and friendly manner. He has a vast knowledge of politics and current affairs as well as the history of Egypt and the wider Middle East. This was invaluable both for interviews and in general conversation.

He is also particularly good at turning dry facts into fascinating anecdotes and was often able to entertain and educate us with interesting stories about Egypt’s history. He is obviously passionate about the country, its history and culture.

What most impressed me about Mr Seddik however is his energy and enthusiasm, even after working for extremely long hours. Many other translators I have worked with have been irritable after working for very long hours, but Mr Seddik remained alert, cheerful and hardworking no matter how many hours he had done.

He was always punctual, courteous and is good at taking the initiative when needed.

Helena Merriman
Broadcast Journalist
BBC World Service
-—————————
I am a producer for The CBS Evening News, a national nightly newsprogram in the United States. In early February, Correspondent Terry McCarthy and I were sent to Egypt to cover the events of Tahrir Square, and we hired Ahmed as our interpreter, our guide, and what we in the news business call a “fixer” – that is, someone who can arrange the interviews we need, sort through the facts we want, and generally make our lives easier in a foreign country.

Ahmed was amazing. He helped us navigate through Cairo at a very difficult time with a combination of street smarts, great attitude, and an uncanny command of the English language. Also, there is no higher-pressure environment than television journalism, and we had Ahmed working for us about 20 hours a day for 3 weeks; he never failed to jump at the assignment and he never complained.

In Ahmed we found not only an amazing producer, but a great resource for all things Egypt. His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities, of hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding. He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory. In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of everything else.

Sincerely,

Erin Lyall George

Producer

The CBS Evening News

by Ahmed Seddik | 05 Jul 2012 08:07 | Cairo , Egypt | | Report spam→
There is a highly recommended fixer in Cairo, Egypt

call: 0100-67-68-2-69

or email: ahmed.seddik@gmail.com
———————————————
I am a producer for The CBS Evening News, a national nightly newsprogram in the United States. In early February, Correspondent Terry McCarthy and I were sent to Egypt to cover the events of Tahrir Square, and we hired Ahmed as our interpreter, our guide, and what we in the news business call a “fixer” – that is, someone who can arrange the interviews we need, sort through the facts we want, and generally make our lives easier in a foreign country.

Ahmed was amazing. He helped us navigate through Cairo at a very difficult time with a combination of street smarts, great attitude, and an uncanny command of the English language. Also, there is no higher-pressure environment than television journalism, and we had Ahmed working for us about 20 hours a day for 3 weeks; he never failed to jump at the assignment and he never complained.

In Ahmed we found not only an amazing producer, but a great resource for all things Egypt. His offhand knowledge of Egyptian history, of pharaohs and antiquities, of hieroglyphics and pyramids is astounding. He can quote ancient Egyptian texts from memory. In many ways he was our tour guide and history professor on top of everything else.

Sincerely,

Erin Lyall George

Producer

The CBS Evening News

by Ahmed Seddik | 05 Jul 2012 08:07 | Cairo , Egypt | | Report spam→

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Participants

Balint Szlanko, Journalist Balint Szlanko
Journalist
Budapest , Hungary ( BUD )
Kenneth Dickerman, Photographer Kenneth Dickerman
Photographer
Nyc , United States
account not in use, account not in use
Bangkok , Thailand
Mickey Alon, Photographer Mickey Alon
Photographer
New York , United States
Scout Tufankjian, Red Sox Fan, Snapper Scout Tufankjian
Red Sox Fan, Snapper
Brooklyn! , United States
Luca Quagliato, Photographer Luca Quagliato
Photographer
Milan , Italy
Rosie Sarkic, Rosie Sarkic
London , United Kingdom
Ahmad H. Aggour, Fixer & Interpreter Ahmad H. Aggour
Fixer & Interpreter
(Efficient & on-time)
Cairo , Egypt ( CAI )
joseph louis, fixer and translator joseph louis
fixer and translator
Egypt , Egypt
Rhys Williams, Television News Cameraman Rhys Williams
Television News Cameraman
(video news documentary hostile)
Cardiff , United Kingdom
Ahmed Seddik, Producer and Translator Ahmed Seddik
Producer and Translator
(Producer and Translator )
Cairo , Egypt


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