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Mexican journalist in Egypt detained by vigilantes and the army


Mexican journalist Carlos Loret de Mola, the anchor of a news show on Televisa, was held for eight hours upon his arrival to Cairo, first by a group of civilian “vigilantes” and later by the army, which confiscated his cell phone, El Universal reports. Read more »


Sexual assault, beating of CBS correspondent in Egypt highlight perils female journalists face

A little more than a week after she was detained by Egyptian authorities, CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan is recovering in a U.S. hospital after being sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob in Cairo on Friday, Feb. 11, according to the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. Read more »


Brazilian news team back home after arrest in Egypt


Two Brazilian journalists who were arrested in Egypt last week were deported back to Brazil over the weekend, Agência Estado reports. Rádio Nacional’s Corban Costa and TV Brasil's Gilvan Rocha traveled to Egypt to cover the political crisis, but Agência Brasil reports that they didn’t manage to produce any stories due to harassment by the authorities. Read more »


Egyptian police harass, detain, and deport Brazilian journalists

Members of the Brazilian media who traveled to Egypt to cover the protests for and against President Hosni Mubarak have suffered various types of harassment at the hands of the police, including hotel room raids, equipment confiscation, and deportation. Read more »



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