Three France 24 journalists detained in Egypt

3rd February 2011, Comments 0 comments

French international news channel France 24 said on Wednesday that three of its journalists had been detained while covering protests in Egypt and were being held by "military intelligence services".

"Two of them were detained during the protest" in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a spokeswoman for France 24, Nathalie Lenfant, told AFP.

A third journalist, who was slightly injured during the protest, was separately detained at a barricade, she said.

Media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) earlier condemned as "shocking" attacks in Cairo against foreign media by partisans of Egypt's embattled President Hosni Mubarak, saying journalists from the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, Al-Arabiya, ABC News and other outlets had been attacked.

© 2011 AFP

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