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New York Times Journalists Arrested In Egypt: Report

Nyt Journalists Arrested Egypt

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/03/11 08:04 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

UPDATE; The journalists have now been released.

Two New York Times journalists have been arrested in Egypt, a correspondent for the Associated Press is reporting.

Hadeel Al-Shalchi, a Middle East correspondent for the wire service, tweeted on Thursday that "2 visiting NYT journos been arrested." Al-Shalchi then tweeted that the journalists have been taken into "protective custody" by the military.

The uprising in Cairo has proved to be intensely dangerous for journalists--many have been arrested, roughed up and otherwise targeted by pro-Mubarak forces and the Egyptian military and police.

Al Jazeera is also reporting that two of its journalists were attacked at the Cairo airport.