Bloodied And Beaten BBC Journalist Goes On Camera To File Report Before Going To Hospital

This is pretty incredible. Assad Sawey is a reporter for BBC Arabic. While covering the protests in Egypt, he was surrounded by police who he says “didn’t care about BBC or any other oganization.” They attempted to arrest him and, in the end, settled for “brutally” beating him. After he was helped by some other journalists, they got set to bring him to the hospital. However, he delayed his medical attention long enough to tell his story to the camera, while covered in his own blood.

While we send our wishes for the safety of everyone in Egypt and any other Arab country currently in strife, we send a special prayer to the journalists brave enough to bring us the story.

Watch the video from the BBC below:

(h/t Brian Stelter)

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