The Current | May 16, 2013 | 23:58

What does posing as "oppressed" accomplish?

It's one of the oldest of journalistic angles, pretend to be a homeless person to write about poverty. This month, an Egyptian man dressed up as a woman to experience harassment in Cairo. He got attention alright -- some of it from other journalists.

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