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CPJ Preparing Update on 30 More Journalist Incidents in Egypt

Look for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to release an update soon documenting "at least" 30 more cases of journalists being detained and "systematically" targeted in Egypt.

Wednesday, the group documented a dozen news organizations, both foreign and local, that had been attacked or harassed.

"Today, we are following up and confirming reports, including detentions by government security forces," said Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, CPJ's advocacy and communications director. She added that some people were now going into hotels to try and find the journalists reporting from those locations.

"This is quite a distressing situation, and one we have not seen at this level before," she said.

CPJ is an independent nonprofit founded in 1981 to promote press freedom.

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.