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Your Call: Egypt, NSA and the Koch Brothers' academy


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of President Obama’s proposal to end the NSA’s collection of phone data.  We’ll also talk about the Koch Brothers' funding of public colleges and the mass death sentence in Egypt for more than 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. We’ll be joined by the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal, the Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Trevor Timm and McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef, who'll join us from Cairo. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Nancy Youssef, Middle East correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Cairo, Egypt.

Trevor Timm, co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter at The Center for Public Integrity covering money in politics

Web Resources:

Nancy Youssef, McClatchy: After big buildup, Egypt finds itself nervous about el-Sissi’s run for the presidency

Nancy Youssef, McClatchy: Visit with jailed Al Jazeera correspondent finds him healthy, haggard

Dave Levinthal, The Center for Public Integrity: Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation: Lessons for Journalists and Sources from the Microsoft/Blogger Privacy Fiasco

Guardian: Obama's NSA phone-record law ignores the other (big) data we're giving away

Freedom of the Press Foundation

Ahram: Egypt court denies bail for 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

Mother Jones: 5 Things You Need to Know About Obama's NSA Proposal

Mashable: This Is How the NSA Is Trying to Win Over the Media

Al Monitor:Media crackdown more severe for Egyptian journalists

Kudos of the week:

Washington Post: Why do Egyptian courts say the darndest things?

Priceonomics: The Rise and Fall of Professional Bowling

Forbes: Nakamoto's Neighbor: My Hunt For Bitcoin's Creator Led To A Paralyzed Crypto Genius