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Al-Jazeera says Cairo offices have been stormed and torched

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    PARIS (AP) — Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its website hacked Friday, the Arab broadcaster said, as a top U.N. rights official called attacks on journalists "a blatant attempt to stifle news" about pro-democracy protest.

    The Qatar-based television network Al-Jazeera said its Cairo office was burned along with the equipment inside it, and called the attack an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt.

    Many correspondents covering the bloody street fights in Egypt have suffered violent attacks: a Swedish journalist is recovering from being stabbed in the back, and Czech public television is withdrawing its TV crew from Egypt because of what it called "unprecedented" attacks on reporters.

    "We've never seen anything like this. Not a single media outlet in Egypt today has escaped the violence," said Jean-Francois Juillard, the head of Paris-based media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. "It's totally impossible to work as a journalist in Egypt today."

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    the man has to go
     
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    inamaana haki za waandishi wa habari haziheshimiwi pale egypt?
     
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    it is collateral damage!!
     
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    we are better in our country
     
  6. MaxShimba

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    Journalists attacked? So there is some good news coming out of Egypt.

    Sounds like Mubarak has let loose his secret police, I doubt these are just some random thugs. Better get out before the thugs start taking hostages, just like Iran. That place will probably end up like Iran with a bunch of towel heads running the country with strict Sharia Law.
     
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