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February 21, 2012 / lizatwood

Film documents bravery of Mideast journalists

“Reporting… A Revolution,” which premiered at the Berlin International Film festival recently tells the story of six journalists who covered the violence in Egypt’s Tahrir Square in 2011. Spiegel Online interviewed some of the journalists depicted in the film and I was amazed at the bravery of these journalists who kept their cameras rolling even when they were being attacked themselves. One journalists recounts how she felt something strike her back and when she opened her backpack she found that a bullet had hit her deodorant can.

Those of us who teach journalism try to stress the importance of fairness and objectivity. But as this story shows, that’s a hard standard to meet when you see soldiers killing protestors in the streets.

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