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CNN Correspondent Verjee Slightly Injured in Kenya

CNN correspondent Zain Verjee was hit in the back and slightly injured by a tear-gas canister Wednesday while covering protesters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Verjee was slightly bruised by the canister, which she said was fired by police in what she called an "unprovoked" attack and an example of the police brutality that characterized the government reaction to the protests and continued violence spawned by a disputed election.

CNN showed video of the incident on its Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer broadcast.

Verjee, who grew up in Kenya, said she was only slightly bruised.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.