Egyptian Crisis: U.S. and U.K. Condemn Attacks on Journalists
A day after such high-profile journalists as CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Christiane Amanpour were attacked in Cairo, the U.S. and Britain condemned those who are intimidating foreign reporters covering the protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and warned the government not to target journalists.
The condemnation came after more assaults on journalists were reported. An ABC News crew was carjacked by a group of men who threatened to behead the journalists, before the crew managed to persuade the men to release them, the network said. In addition, reporters for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Al Jazeera were detained on Wednesday and yesterday but later released.