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Journalism Advocacy: How Three Organizations Responded to Attacks Against Journalists in Egypt
Unformatted Document Text:  Journalism Advocacy: How Three Organizations Responded to Attacks Against Journalists in Egypt By Butler Cain, Ph.D. West Texas A&M University ABSTRACT When journalists who were covering the recent political protests in Egypt became targets of assaults and intimidation, three journalism advocacy groups – Reporters Without Borders, the International Federation of Journalists, and the Committee to Protect Journalists – responded quickly and forcefully. The press releases they issued during a two-week campaign of violence against the news media condemned Egypt’s actions, advocated for the humane treatment of all journalists, and documented dozens of incidents of press attacks and intimidation.

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Journalism Advocacy: How Three Organizations 
Responded to Attacks Against Journalists in Egypt
By Butler Cain, Ph.D.
West Texas A&M University
ABSTRACT
When journalists who were covering the recent political protests in Egypt became targets 
of assaults and intimidation, three journalism advocacy groups – Reporters Without Borders, the 
International Federation of Journalists, and the Committee to Protect Journalists – responded 
quickly and forcefully. The press releases they issued during a two-week campaign of violence 
against the news media condemned Egypt’s actions, advocated for the humane treatment of all 
journalists, and documented dozens of incidents of press attacks and intimidation.


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