Couric, Williams Exit Egypt
As violence against journalists continued in Egypt, CBS’ Katie Couric and NBC’s Brian Williams have left the country, while CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported from an undisclosed location.
“Thank u everyone for your concerns! I just landed at JFK..may go back, but for now very happy to be home,” Katie Tweeted on Thursday night. “Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone! It is pretty scary and unruly out there, but we’re being very cautious.”
NBC’s Brian Williams also exited the violence-ravaged country and will instead broadcast “NBC Nightly News” from Amman, Jordan.
On Thursday, Anderson remained in Egypt but broadcasted “Anderson Cooper 360” via Skype from an unnamed location after his car was attacked in Cairo on Thursday.
On Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists told Access Hollywood that in the last 24 hours, 30 journalists had been detained, 26 assaulted. There have also been eight incidents in which journalists’ equipment was either damaged or seized.
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