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IRAN JAMMING BBC’S EGYPTIAN BROADCASTS

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC charged today (Friday) that Iran is jamming its Persian language television broadcasts from Egypt. In a statement, BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks said, “This jamming should stop immediately. It is wrong that our significant Iranian audience is being denied impartial news and information from BBC Persian TV. … It is clear from […]

AL-JAZEERA’S CAIRO BUREAU CHIEF ARRESTED

February 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of al-Jazeera’s bureau in Cairo, Abdel Fattah Fayed, and a reporter for the Qatar-based news network, Mohammed Fawi, were arrested by Egyptian security forces, the network said on its website today (Saturday). UPDATE: They were released several hours later, Reuters reported. The arrests occurred a day after unprecedented attacks on the news media […]

VIOLENCE AGAINST MEDIA PYRAMIDS IN EGYPT

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In what today’s (Friday) New York Times described as “an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government,” reporters — particularly TV reporters and their crews — covering the demonstrations in Egypt came under increasing physical attack by Egyptian security forces and supporters of embattled […]

TV REPORTERS ATTACKED BY MUBARAK MOBS

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Egyptian protests turned increasingly violent and a rupture of relations between Western governments, including the United States, and the Mubarak regime became more pronounced, Mubarak supporters, some of them reportedly bussed into the sites of the protests, turned on Western journalists covering the tumult with fists and clubs. Among those assaulted was Anderson Cooper […]