February 2, 2011

033: Unrest

You may have heard that my favorite newsman, Anderson Cooper, had some trouble in Egypt today:

These were reportedly pro-Mubarak demonstrators that attacked journalists throughout the day.  Going into the midst of the protesters is either very brave or very stupid, but either way, having journalists on the scene to report events as they observe them -- rather than depending on state-run TV or unverified reports -- is important.  Regardless of how these events ultimately play out, the impact will be far-reaching, and for the sake of the Egyptian people and the reporters from around the world putting themselves in harm's way to show us what's going on, the very least we can do is pay attention.


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