Egyptian activists condemn attack on CBS reporter

Egyptian activists have condemned an assault on Lara Logan, a senior CBS correspondent, during celebrations in Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Logan became separated from her crew and was attacked before being rescued by a group of women and soldiers. Activists denounced it as a social evil that needs to be “stamp[ed] out alongside corruption and all the other social ills that have befallen Egypt during Mubarak’s regime”. The Committee to Protect Journalists has documented more than 140 attacks on journalists covering the Egyptian protests between 30 January and 9 February 2011.