Egyptian VP Speaks of Foreign Influence in Demonstrations; Protestors in Cairo Report Deaths from “Snipers”

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 8:49 am

The news feeds from CNN and Al Jazeera English provide both a sharp contrast and a possible glimpse at the Egyptian government’s current strategy to repress the pro-democracy movement.

 

Egypt: Journos Detained by Military, Mubarak Calls for Talks [UPDATE]

By: Monday January 31, 2011 6:00 am

Tensions are mounting in Egypt:

About two hours before this post’s publication, six of Al Jazeera’s journalists in Egypt were apparently taken into custody by the Egyptian military, their equipment confiscated. Al Jazeera’s broadcast programming are still connected to several members of their team in Cairo, but they are not giving their names for security reasons. Al Jazeera now reports that their team members have been released but that their ability to report has been hampered by the loss of their equipment.

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