Wednesday, February 9, 2011

With protests raging in Egypt, journalists are trying to cover all the action. Since the protest began, journalists have been in the heart of the action. Lately that has become a dangerous place to be. Journalists have been injured, beaten, and some have disappeared. It's a hazard to be a journalist in Egypt right now.

This has also been true of other countries throughout the years. Squashing the media is an easy way for oppressive regimes to keep their power without the interference of outside forces.

But we're still hearing news from Egypt and about Egypt.

Journalists are staying in Egypt to get the story, so they can share with the world what's going on in the African nation. Sometimes journalism seems like a boring profession. You just sit at a desk and type up stories talking about the world. Journalism can be a very dangerous job sometimes. Protesters have beaten journalists and destroyed their equipment. But journalists are still staying Egypt and reporting on the protests.

Journalists are an important part of the global community. Without journalists, professional or pedestrian, we would miss a large part of what is going on in the country.

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Kimberly Kurimski February 14, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

I can't believe that people would hurt journalists. They are only doing their job. Especially in Egypt now. What are American journalists doing to them? Nothing. Journalism may seem like a safe job at first, but it can become very dangerous when the right story arises.

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