Anderson Cooper, Other Journalists Attacked In EgyptFebruary 3rd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Cairo, Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Journalists from countries across the world who had converged at the Egyptian capital of Cairo to cover the on-going political turmoil in the Arab nation had to face the ire of angry protesters on Wednesday who attacked the foreign as well as national reporters. CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his crew who were present at Cairo on Wednesday were one of the media outlets that were attacked by the mob as the noted host attempted to cover the political crisis that has been simmering in the most populous Arab nation for the last few days.
While reacting to the instances of journalists coming under fire by the pro-government demonstrators, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement that the attacks were indeed ’shocking’ while adding that it seems to have sparked as a revenge for the coverage that the political unrest calling for President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, has received in the media. Apart from CNN presenter Anderson Cooper being attacked by the protesters, video footage of CBS correspondent Katie Couric as well as ABC host Christiane Amanpour being roughed up by the crowd in a bid to stop them from covering the story, also came to light on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the political turmoil in Egypt took a new turn when anti-government protesters clashed with the large number of supporters of President Hosni Mubarak at the Tahrir Square, leaving many injured. After the anti-government protests erupted in the Egyptian capital last week, Wednesday’s clash was the very first significant conflict between the two sides.
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