Still Just a Woman

February 21, 2011

The announcement from CBS News was horrifying.  Lara Logan, the network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent, suffered “a brutal and sustained sexual assault” in Cairo.  I turned the words around in my head:  “brutal,” “sustained” and “sexual assault.”  She was beaten, as well.  I could only imagine that she had experienced the worst physical attack a […]

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Egypt: “Kill the Messengers”

February 4, 2011

The massive crackdown on foreign journalists in Egypt is unprecedented.  Reporters and photographers are being beaten, detained, harassed, intimidated and even threatened with beheading.  I used to work with some of the reporters and camera crews. They had gathered in Cairo–journalists from countries all over the world–to cover a major international story, which may have […]

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