Website hacked also.
PARIS (AP) – Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, says the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top U.N. human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested "in a blatant attempt to stifle news."[FU human rights official...ed]As much as I dislike Al Jazeera, all press are involved. Now, media is getting a taste of what happens in Yemen, Somalia, etc when those in power don't want the truth to get out even if it is slanted/PC.
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera — widely watched in the Middle East — portrayed the attack on its office as an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said the office was burned along with the equipment inside it[...]
"We've never seen anything like this. Not a single media outlet in Egypt today has escaped the violence," said Jean-Francois Juillard, the head of Paris-based media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. "It's totally impossible to work as a journalist in Egypt today."
Al-Jazeera also said a banner advertisement on its Arabic-language site was taken down for more than two hours early Friday and replaced with a slogan reading "Together for the collapse of Egypt," which linked to a page criticizing the network.
"Tally of cases of abuse against journalist" via Reporters Without Borders:
Additional cases keep on being reported and it is very difficult to compile a comprehensive inventory of the situation. It will be updated as information is received.Related:[Jawa Report]
.........Almost every journalist in Cairo seems to have been the victim of an incident.
Some requested anonymity for fear of reprisals
Number of journalists physically attacked : 60
Number of journalists arrested/kidnapped : 57
Number of equipments destroyed: 17
ABC news crew threatened with beheading
Reporters in Egypt under broad assault
Four Israeli Journalists Arrested In Cairo (Update: Anderson Cooper/AP correspondents 'roughed up' Christine Amanpour feels the love also)(FOX also feeling the love)(Protesters to JP: "Camp David made us a slave")
Cross posted at Jawa Report