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February 4th, 2011
07:59 AM ET

Mubarak regime ‘failed,’ Egyptians ‘determined to see real change’

(CNN) - Journalists attempting to cover unrest in Egypt reported being beaten, arrested and harassed by security forces and police Thursday, leading to sharply limited television coverage of the protests. Various news outlets - including the BBC, Al-Arabiya, ABC News, the Washington Post, Fox News, Al Jazeera and CNN - said members of their staffs had been attacked or otherwise targeted. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch also reported that staffers were detained.

Today on American Morning, Kiran Chetry talks with James Rubin, former U.S. Asst. Secretary of State and current executive editor of the The Bloomberg View. Rubin's wife is ABC News' Christiane Amanpour, whose car was attacked while reporting in Egypt.

Rubin says Mubarak's tactics to protest protesters and round up journalists were not successful.  Protesters today show that this "really is the end for Mubarak," Rubin tells Chetry.


Filed under: Egypt • World
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  1. MeLoN

    Americans are surely short sighted not to see what's coming down the pipe if Mubarak if forced out of office – without an orderly transition to a peaceful and democratic government. It will go the same way as Iran did years ago. The new government will be anti-American and will support anti-American forces. With the "domino effect" taking place the US won't have any Arab allies in the Middle East.

    Americans have short memories but the Arab people do not for they remember what American foriegn policy has been for the last 5 or 6 decades.

    February 4, 2011 at 8:17 am |