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Journalists under physical assault in Egypt

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    [FONT=&quot]"...when the press is kept from reporting, we lose an independent source of crucial information."
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    Journalists under physical assault in Egypt


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    Outside the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo. (AP)

    New York, February 2, 2010--Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak have begun violently attacking journalists reporting on the streets of Cairo today, a shift in tactics from recent media censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. CPJ calls on the Egyptian military to provide protection for journalists.

    "The Egyptian government is employing a strategy of eliminating witnesses to their actions," said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. "The government has resorted to blanket censorship, intimidation, and today a series of deliberate attacks on journalists carried out by pro-government mobs. The situation is frightening not only because our colleagues are suffering abuse but because when the press is kept from reporting, we lose an independent source of crucial information."

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