Source: Mediaite – By Alex Alvarez
By now, you’re all probably aware of the protests and conflict unfurling in Egypt. CNN sent a crew oversea to cover the turmoil firsthand. Unfortunately, local authorities nearly ruined their coverage, and raised further questions about the quashing of media reports and press coming out of Egypt.
CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman, along with photojournalist Mary Rogers, recounted how Egyptian police came up to them and, after a struggle, took the camera from Rogers and broke its viewfinder. Wederman tried to convince the officers to return the camera, telling them it would help show that Egypt believes in freedom of the press, but they refused – and threatened to beat him.
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