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Jonathan Rugman, Channel 4 News's foreign correspondent, tweeted earlier today: "One journalist punched in face, another stabbed in leg by pro-Mubarak thugs in Cairo this morning. On their way to hospital now."
Jon Snow, the broadcaster's chief news anchor, added: "Media hotel [is] suffering Mubarak thugs attacking all our attempts to get out to report."
Reuters said one of its television crews was beaten up early today close to Tahrir Square while filming a piece about shops and banks being forced to shut during the clashes. David Degner, a Cairo-based photographer, said five of h
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by DuneKnight
What makes you think that Obama speaking out against these attacks will make a blind bit of difference at this point, to what the pro Mubarak supporters do ? I personaly do not think it will change things one iota, and if anything speaking out with ANY force what so ever, might be a massive mistake.
The one thing you do not want to have happen, is for Obama to be seen to be attempting to tell anyone what to do right now. Egyptians are a proud people, and right now they arent listening to thier own leaders, so Im sure that being bossed about by the leader of a nation that has no direct control over thier lives will either have zero, or a solely negative effect.
Its frankly not up to Obama to speak out, or any other world leaders to speak out. What needs to happen is for the Egyptian President to get the hell out of the way, and let peace and democracy take over. Like , yesterday. That is the only remedy for this situation. The pointless blatherings of heads of state and politicians and presidents from the rest of the world are not important to either side of the battle on the streets of Cairo, and nor should they be. This is an Egyptian problem, and like it or not, the world will just have to deal with whatever happens as a result, without complaining and whining like a bunch of little girls about it. I can assure you , the beating of some journalists should be the least of the concerns of the wider world at this point. Even those heady concerns however, are not important enough to interupt the process at work in Egypt at this time, and quite frankly the other nations of the world should butt out, save to make it clear that a violent government sponsored end to the uprising is not acceptable.
Originally posted by DuneKnight
okay I have to go to tahrir square right now to retrive someone wish me luck.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Even during times of war and other unrest the media is usually left alone - both sides like the idea of the media getting their word out to the people. I don't understand why they are attacking journalists - what's the purpose?