A photojournalist’s account of being attacked in Cairo


I had some shit happen yesterday, originally I had no desire to let anyone know. But after watching the news, realizing I was one of many, and that I was very lucky, I’ve decided I’ll write a small account of what happened: 1) Because it adds an account to what is occuring here, simply put it’s news. 2) I’m holed up the hotel right now, as of right now (9AM) I dont know a single journalist heading out on the ground today. -Andrew Burton, Feb. 3, 2011

Andrew Burton has been covering the unfolding news in Egypt. Yesterday he was attacked while doing so in Cairo, and he’s written a harrowing account of what it’s like to be attacked by a mob. Thankfully, he was rescued. You can see some of Burton’s photos from the day of the attack on his blog.

Ron Haviv (didn’t know he had a personal site, by the way, in addition to what’s on the VII website) has also been covering protests in Egypt, and told MSNBC’s PHOTOblog about the dangers and difficulties of getting close to protesters (video below):

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Some of Haviv’s pictures are available on VII’s website.

Quite a few friends of dvafoto are on the ground in Egypt, and we wish them safety and good journalism.


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