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Published: 02/16/11

Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

Lara Logan appeared fearless and intrepid when she reported from war zones -- exactly what you want in a foreign correspondent. The reporter "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" while covering the celebration in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, according to CBS News, Logan's employer. Egyptian women and soldiers rescued her from a hostile mob that had separated her from her film crew, and she is now in an American hospital recovering. Logan's assault is a reminder that reporting is a dangerous business. According to Reporters Without Borders, five reporters have already been...

Published: 02/3/11

Lara Logan Detained by Police in Egypt as Journalist Woes Continue

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Lara Logan Detained by Police in Egypt as Journalist Woes Continue

In yet another incident involving aggressive measures against foreign journalists, Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, and her crew have been detained by Egyptian police, Time reports. "For security reasons CBS will not be commenting on, or revealing in any way, CBS personnel activity, movement or location," a CBS spokesman told Time. The detention is the latest occurrence in an ongoing series of harsh experiences for reporters covering the Egyptian revolution. The growing list includes Logan's fellow CBS News correspondent Katie Couric, CNN's Anderson Cooper, and F...

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