From Anderson Cooper to Christiane Amanpour: When Journalists Can't Bear Witness

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Egyptian protestors opposed to President Hosni Mubarak detain a government supporter during protests on February 3, 2011 near Cairo'’s central Tahrir Square.
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A systemic crackdown on journalists by the Egyptian government has threatened reporters and news anchors - and in some cases, sent them fleeing for safety. Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, explains what's at stake if the news media are no longer there to bear witness to the increasingly volatile uprisings.