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Thursday, February 03, 2011

W. Post: During Clashes in Cairo, Foreign Journalists Arrested

Pro-Mubarak demonstrators clashed with anti-Mubarack demonstrators in Tahrir Square
(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Two Washington Post journalists were among several dozen foreigners who were held for about six hours by the Egyptian military police in Cairo, then bused to a hotel near the capital's airport and told to remain there overnight. Those detained included Washington Post Cairo bureau chief Leila Fadel, Post photographer Linda Davidson, an Arabic-speaking interpreter and an Egyptian driver. The New York Times said two of its reporters were held overnight but had been released, and al-Jazeera said three of its journalists were detained and a fourth was missing.

Read more in today's W. Post:

(Zoon Politikon)


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