Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The BBC hiding the truth about some of the Egptian revolutionaries

The BBC report that (verbatim):
'Senior CBS correspondent Lara Logan is recovering in hospital in the US after she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob while covering the Egyptian protests, the US network says.

It says the attack occurred on Friday in Cairo's packed Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

Ms Logan became separated from her crew and was rescued by women and soldiers.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has said 52 journalists were assaulted and 76 detained during events in Egypt.

The New York-based group said all of them had since been released.

'Courageous reporter'

In a statement, CBS said that Ms Logan and her team became "surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration" with a mob of more than 200 people "whipped into a frenzy".

It said Ms Logan was recovering following what it described as "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating".

A group of women and an estimated 20 soldiers managed to save her after she became separated from her colleagues and security, it added.

The 39-year-old South African returned to the US on Saturday.

Ms Logan is CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent and has reported from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the attack was "alarming", describing Ms Logan as a "brilliant, courageous, and committed reporter".

In its annual report issued on Tuesday, the CPJ said Pakistan was the deadliest country for journalists in 2010, with 8 killed while doing their job, out of 44 worldwide.

The number of jailed reporters was 145, an increase from previous years.'
Two things come to mind; first that it is reported that:
'A network source told The Post that her attackers were screaming, “Jew! Jew!” during the assault. And the day before, Logan had told that Egyptian soldiers hassling her and her crew had accused them of “being Israeli spies.” Logan is not Jewish.'
Why no mention of that on the BBC; need I ask?

Second I wonder how many journalists were attacked or imprisoned in Israel, that nasty apartheid state that the BBC heap such opprobrium upon, when compared with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan?


erase said...

Hard to keep track of a country that imprisons journalists and then imposes gagging orders to prevent news of their actions getting out:

Not a sheep said...

A journalist who in the words of The Guardian article you linked to 'leaked highly sensitive, classified military documents that' - treasonable act? Regardless; would you rather be an investigative journalist in israel, Libya, Syria, Yemen...?

New Buffalo MI fishing said...

This is a tough woman, and as difficult as the details of her assault are, the perpetrators should be exposed for who and what they are. The Mubarak regime was behind the earlier detainment and torture. Were his henchmen behind this assault too? While protesting the abuse of Muslim women by non Muslim men, Muslim men seem to think that non Muslim women are free to abuse. Come to think of it, they seem to think that all women are free to be sexually abused unless complicit to the religious police.

Grant said...

Disgraceful of the BBC even by their low standards.
No need to reply to your rhetorical question but, obviously, BBC investigative anti-semitic journalist, Jeremy Bowen, is quite happy to "work" in Israel. He must feel pretty safe there.