MediaShift . Social Media, Facebook Help People Stand Up in Tunisia, Egypt | PBS

For roughly a week now, the journalists and bloggers spreading information about the situation in Egypt have been harassed been by the military. Yesterday and today saw the worst outbreak of violence against journalists yet, as evidenced by this video of CNN’s Anderson Cooper and crew being attacked by a crowd:

Plus, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Al-Arabiya and ABC News staffers were attacked too. As of this morning, reports have been flowing on Twitter and in the mainstream press that journalists are being detained by the regime, while the physical attacks on them continue in streets and hotels.

The video is pretty terrible, but the reality that even our most respected and watched TV celebrities are not immune to political unrest. This article is a great analysis of the conflict in Egypt, and the democratizing power of social media.

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