Al Jazeera Reporters Are Banned In Egypt, So A CNN Journalist Reports For Them

03/26/2014 01:22 pm ET | Updated Mar 26, 2014

Reporters from Al Jazeera are not, to say the least, welcome in Egypt. The country's arrest and subsequent prosecution of many of the network's journalists has drawn international condemnation, along with a concerted campaign of solidarity from reporters around the world.

Correspondent Ian Lee went above and beyond on Monday when he reported on the trial for Al Jazeera—even though he works for CNN.

As TV Newser spotted, an Al Jazeera anchor told viewers that Lee was "reporting on our behalf because Al Jazeera journalists are banned from reporting from Egypt."

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