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CAIRO — I met two generals today. Both were exceedingly polite, welcoming me to Egypt and stressing their concern for my safety. The first, the top Army general at a Defense Ministry office in Mohandiseen, a middle-class neighborhood in Giza, across the Nile River from Tahrir Square, offered me tea and cookies.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have called on Egyptian authorities to protect journalists covering the ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations and ensure that they are free to report without fear of attack or arrest. In a letter to President Hosni Mubarak, the global organisations of the world's press expressed concern at a series of attacks by government supporters on journalists covering the demonstrations. "We call on you to take immediate action to ensure that all journalists are able to report on the unfolding events without fear of attack and intimidation.
Alors que le président Moubarak dit refuser de quitter le pouvoir pour éviter le "chaos", ses partisans s'en prennent violemment aux journalistes, accusés de montrer des images partisanes des évènements égyptiens. Le Radiozapping, chaque jour à midi, tout ce qu'il ne fallait pas rater des matinales radio. Sources : RMC, France Inter, Virgin Radio, France Info, RTL, France Bleu. Compilées par Antoine Blin.
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 19:20 GMT, 3 February 2011 Pro-Mubarak thugs targeting 'anti-government' news organisations Foreign journalists detained by Egypt's military Government spokesman denies it is trying to intimidate reporters U.N. says transition of power 'should begin now' Cameron and other European leaders step up pressure on Mubarak A foreign journalist is believed to have been killed while covering the anti-government riots in Cairo today. The reporter, who is understood to be a Greek national, was one of dozens of journalists who came under attack from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak during another day of heavy violence in the Egyptian capital.