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Detained CNN Videographer Released

CNN reports that video journalist Rajesh Bharadwajm was released Thursday after being detained by the Egyptian army.

He had been listed by the Committee to Project Journalists as "taken away" and status "not immediately clear" earlier in the day. However, CNN reported that he had eventually been released after being detained while covering the bloody clashes in Tahrir Square.

But CNN also reported that his ID card and tapes had been destroyed before he was let go.
Journalists have been "systematically targeted" in the civil conflict according to the White House, which has demanded an end to the practice.

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.