Al-Jazeera says Egypt offices torched amid unrest

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 4, 2011 18:30

PARIS – Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo were stormed and torched and its Website hacked Friday, said the Pan-Arab broadcaster, while the top UN human rights official complained that media covering Egyptian pro-democracy protests are being arrested "in a blatant attempt to stifle news."

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera — widely watched in the Middle East — portrayed the attack on its office as an attempt by Egypt's regime or its supporters to hinder its coverage of the uprising in Egypt. Al-Jazeera said the office was burned along with the equipment inside it.


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