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Egypt: An attack on CBS correspondent Lara Logan

February 15, 2011 |  3:12 pm

Lara Logan

Horrific news from the CBS camp was released Tuesday: Foreign correspondent Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted Friday while covering the celebration of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's downfall in Cairo's Tahrir Square for "60 Minutes."

 So much for female empowerment in Egypt.

UPDATE: Mona Eltahawy, a columnist and public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues, has turned her Twitter account into a forum for women to share their perspective on Logan's assault. It offers a variety of sentiments, including this from @RebeccaCl. "I was sexually assaulted in Egypt in 2000, but don't talk about it in the US because of the racist response."

--Alexandra Le Tellier

Photo: CBS correspondent Lara Logan is pictured in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday. Credit: Reuters /CBS News

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