Tuesday, December 1, 2020

EGYPT SHUTS DOWN IRANIAN TV STUDIO IN CAIRO

May 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Raising additional questions about whether the regime of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak is being replaced by a new authoritarian establishment, police have shut down the Cairo studios of the Iranian satellite broadcaster al-Alam. The official explanation is that al-Alam was operating without a license — despite the fact that it has been broadcasting from Cairo since […]

LARA LOGAN RECOVERING FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAIRO

February 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday as she was covering the aftermath of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation, CBS disclosed on Tuesday. The network said that a group of 200 people who were “whipped into a frenzy” pulled Logan away from her crew and attacked […]

AL-JAZEERA TAKES A VICTORY LAP

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the situation than their American broadcast network and cable news counterparts. In the New York Times, Alessandra Stanley noted that it […]