Journalists in Egypt being harassed, attacked, and targeted.

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    AP photographer attacked.


    The current Vice-President of Egypt around the :39 mark talking about Journalists.


    EuroNews Reporting about one of its Journalists being attacked


    The Committee to Protect Journalists said late Thursday that in just the past 24 hours it had recorded 24 detentions of journalists, 21 assaults and five cases in which equipment was seized. Here are some of their stories:

    Swedish television reporter Bert Sundstrom, who went missing while on assignment Thursday in Egypt, has been taken to hospital after apparently being stabbed, Swedish television news said.
    “We have just learned that he is in hospital and is seriously injured, but in stable condition,” said Ingrid Thornqvist, head of public broadcaster SVT's foreign news department.
    Jean-François Lepine of Radio Canada said he and a cameraman were surrounded by a mob and were rescued by the Egyptian army.
    “Without them, we probably would have been beaten to death,” he said.
    Qatar-based satellite channel al-Jazeera said three of its journalists were released in Egypt on Thursday after being detained. It did not say what had become of a fourth journalist.
    Brazilian radio reporter Gorban Costa and television cameraman Gilvan Rocha, both with Brazilian National Radio and Television, were blindfolded and arrested in Cairo Wednesday, then expelled.

    “It's a horrible sensation. You have no idea what is going to happen,” said Mr. Costa, who was made to sign an Arabic-language document after spending a night in jail and then being put back on a plane.
    Metin Turan, of Turkey's state broadcaster TRT, lost a tooth after being beaten by pro-Mubarak demonstrators with batons.
    Polish Television journalist Piotr Gorecki said he, his cameraman and soundman had been released after being detained Thursday by the army.
    “Some people were smiling at us, others were spitting on us,” Krzysztof Kolosionek said of the mob in central Cairo.
    Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin said armed men gathered outside a Cairo home Thursday where she was interviewing the family of a protester who'd been shot. The men of the family locked her in a nearby shop and then helped her through the shoving, shouting crowd to a car, she said.
    “What happened today was terrifying,” Ms. Colvin said. “And you can't call the police.”
    Petros Papaconstantinou of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini was briefly hospitalized with a stab wound to the leg after being attacked by pro-Mubarak demonstrators in Tahrir Square.

    “I was spotted by Mubarak supporters. They … beat me with batons on the head and stabbed me lightly in the leg. Some soldiers intervened, but Mubarak's supporters took everything I had on me in front of the soldiers,” Mr. Papaconstantinou said on Kathimerini's website.

    Reporters for The New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CNN (including Anderson Cooper) and CBS have also been attacked or briefly detained.[/p]

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    [​IMG]Anderson Coopers Address while being in a secret location in Cario.
     
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    saw this on the news today. Rather ominous. Cencorship leads to unspeakable acts of violence. I hope the truth will shine through so we don't have another Tiananmen square tragedy.
     
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    sometimes its not the true protesters who are doing this but rather some "external" persons who get into the occasion and spoil its name
    for how many days was the protest calm? how come suddenly ppl get excited and started attacking those people who will promote their motive ie. demonstration against the government with world wide support and understanding?
     
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    Yeah, that's just wrong. What was the reason to run over 20 people?
     

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