By Joseph Mayton
"CAIRO: Journalists and bloggers have come under fire in Egypt, the most recent spate of media directed violence and attacks carried out by the country’s security forces.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned the attacks on media personnel attempting to cover the recent clashes between police and protesters in Egypt, which began last Thursday.
Their report said one journalist and one blogger were shot during the violence and a third was arrested and assaulted by police.
“Egyptian authorities have an obligation to enforce the law and should demonstrate that attacks on journalists will not go unpunished,” said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, in a press statement.
“These attacks show how tenuous the situation is for journalists in Egypt. Authorities must ensure journalists are able to carry out their work unharmed.”...."