National Press Club Statement on CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan
February 16, 2011
The following statement was issued today by National Press Club President Mark Hamrick.
The National Press Club is urging authorities in Egypt to aggressively investigate and bring to justice the individuals responsible for the brutal attack on CBS News correspondent Lara Logan. The NPC also notes with extreme dismay reports that dozens of other journalists have been injured or killed since the unrest began last month.
"We commend our colleagues in journalism as they work under the most adverse of circumstances and encourage governments everywhere to help facilitate the free flow of information. Lara Logan's most admirable courage and top-notch skill in the face of adversity is well-known and inspiring. The National Press Club sends best-wishes to her as she recovers in the U.S. Our thoughts are also with other journalists who have been targeted during the unrest in Egypt," said NPC President Mark Hamrick.
Hamrick said the NPC will be working to help provide follow-up assistance to journalists who have worked under extraordinarily difficult circumstances in Egypt, upon returning to the U.S. He said the NPC will also be working through a variety of channels to encourage authorities to help protect journalists and allow them to do their jobs.
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