NEW YORK - Top CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan suffered a brutal sexual assault at the hands of a mob in Egypt while covering the downfall of president Hosni Mubarak, the network has said.
Logan was in Cairo's central Tahrir Square on Friday, the day Mubarak stepped down, and was separated from her crew in the crowd, the US television network said in a statement.
"She and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy," CBS said. "In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew."
Logan "was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers."
Question: Mobs can be so terrifying and unpredictable. The article states at at least 140 journalists were injured or killed covering the protests. Do you think journalists should be in placed the midst of such crowds?
Answer by gemgem at 9:36 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
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Answer by older at 9:36 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 9:37 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
It is their choice to be in "the thick of things" so to speak. What happened is wrong on so many levels but when a person puts themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation they must be prepared to face the worst of humanity. Many times the office of "Press" will protect them but a mob is a mob and comes with no guarantees to anyone.
Answer by emptynstr at 9:40 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
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Answer by ImaginationMama at 11:48 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
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