Egypt Cracking Down on Journalists

Monday, January 31, 2011

 crowd of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on the morning of January 31, 2011 in central Cairo, Egypt (Chris Hondros/Getty)

Mostafa Souag is the director of news for Al Jazeera. He says that six Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt were arrested and then released, but without their cameras. Egyptian authorities have also shut down the Al Jazeera office and revoked their accreditation. Souag says that the authorities are "trying to prevent Al Jazeera from providing people with what's going on."

Salameh Nematt is a Jordanian journalist and political analyst, he says that this political movement has shaken the region.


Salameh Nematt and Mostafa Souag

Comments [1]


Al Jazeera is doing a great job of providing the world with fearless, balanced, unbiased journalism.

Jan. 31 2011 12:53 PM

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