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Egyptian General Did ‘Virginity Checks’ On Female Protesters In Tahrir Square

TO Egypt, where those crazy Generals are labouring under the notion that only virgins can be raped and sexually assaulted by soldiers. Someone should tell Lara Logan, Ken Clarke and Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.. “The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine,” the general said. “These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs).”

The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn’t later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.

“We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place,” the general said. “None of them were (virgins).”

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Posted: 31st, May 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Gives Daily A Chance To Mine A New Low In Journalism

LARA Logan, the former ITN reporter who was assaulted in Egypt while working for CBS, had it coming. Can this be what the Daily’s Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle is suggesting?

Nothing excuses the Cairo sexual assault on CBS TV reporter Lara Logan, 39, the former swimwear model but she does have ‘form’ for dressing provocatively in inappropriate locations.

In 2002, she was rebuked by British military officers in Afghanistan for ‘flashing her cleavage’.

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Posted: 21st, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Lara Logan’s Assault In Egypt Proves How Vital Female Reporters Are

IN light of the sexual assault on Lara Logan in Egypt, Ann Friedman looks at the lot of the female reporter and how it differs from that of a male colleague:

Do reporters like Lara Logan and [Mac McClelland] face greater threats to their safety than male reporters do in similar situations? Yes. But do they also, by dint of their gender, gain greater access to certain sources — and arguably do their job better? Sometimes, yeah. I have a hard time believing that rape survivors in Haiti would have been as open with a male reporter as they were with Mac. Doing everything in our power to ensure the safety of women reporters — and supporting them unequivocally when that safety is threatened or violated — isn’t just important on feminist grounds. It’s important on journalistic grounds, too.

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Posted: 17th, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

CBS Reporter Lara Logan’s Sexually Assault In Egypt Makes Nir Rosen Laugh

NEWS is that Lara Logan, a reporter with CBS, and for a time with ITN, was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square, Egypt, place of liberation form Mubarak and power won for a grateful military.

Is is common for journalists to be attacked in Egypt? A Committee to Protect Journalists report in 2005 told us:

A report published in 2005 by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights said that “journalists in Egypt suffer numerous forms of discrimination including unfairness in legislation, judicial prosecution of journalists for their writing and opinions, assault and death threats, and sexual assault of female journalists.”

The Committee reports that  52 journalists were assaulted and 76 detained during events in Egypt.

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Posted: 16th, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0