Canadian Filmmaker Arrested In Cairo Amid Ongoing Unrest: Reports

By | Sunday August 18, 2013 @ 12:58pm PDT

Toronto-based documentary filmmaker and activist John Greyson has been detained in Cairo along with his traveling partner Dr. Tarek Loubani. A mutual friend of the pair, Justin Podur, told media this weekend that Loubani called him at 10PM local time … Read More »

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CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted While Covering Egypt Revolution

Nellie Andreeva

In what is the most gruesome attack against an U.S. journalist in Egypt so far, CBS News is reporting that its chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan suffered “a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating” on Friday, the day … Read More »

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Cairo Assault On Fox News: “They Hit Us With Their Fists, Sticks, Bars, Rocks”

Nellie Andreeva

Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot, who, along with his camerman were badly beaten by demonstrators in Cairo on Wednesday, this morning gave a pretty fascinating firsthand account of the events in a post on Here it is:

CAIRO, Egypt –  It was Wednesday afternoon. We were covering the clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters near Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo.

A short time after we started our shooting, cameraman Olaf Wiig was threatened by a small group of pro-Mubarak thugs.

We ducked down an alley. It turned out to be a dead end, so we dashed into a nearby building.

At first it was a perfect vantage point to cover the street battle. Then it quickly turned into a battle station for the pro-government side.

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More Violence Against U.S. Journalists In Egypt: ABC News Crew Carjacked

Nellie Andreeva

Egypt is rapidly becoming a very dangerous place for foreign journalists. On the heels of the attacks on Fox News’ Greg Palkot, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour, an NBC News crew has been carjacked by a group of angry Egyptian men and threatened with beheading. … Read More »

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Fox News Team Severely Beaten, Hospitalized In Cairo

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE FRIDAY: Greg Palkot this morning wrote a pretty fascinating firsthand account of the ordeal. Read it here:

PREVIOUS: FOX News Channel’s veteran foreign correspondent Greg Palkot and his camerman Olaf Wiig have suffered severe injuries in … Read More »

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Come Under Attack In Egypt

By | Wednesday February 2, 2011 @ 9:20am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Veteran correspondents and former network-mates Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour both said today that they were attacked by mobs in Egypt where the unrest is escalating. Here is Cooper’s  video account of his violent encounter with pro-Hosni Mubarak supporters and video of Amanpour’s more peaceful confrontation with Mubarak followers. Read More »

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