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Published: 02/16/11

Lara Logan Attack Sparks Ugly Internet Debate, Resignation

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Lara Logan Attack Sparks Ugly Internet Debate, Resignation

The sexual assault of Lara Logan has generated no shortage of Web debate, and much of the dialogue has not been cordial. Logan, who has returned to the U.S. and is expected to be released from the hospital as early as today, "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers," according to a statement from CBS. The network's chief foreign correspondent had previously been detained by Egyptian authorities, raising the question as to whether she should have returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square at all. Here are ...

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...

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