Reporters & Sexual Assault - Panel
They describe the experience as six days of brutality. Last week, four New York Times journalists were kidnapped in Libya. They were abducted, bound and beaten by pro-government forces and eventually released. The experience was especially difficult for Lynsey Addario. She was the only woman in the group. And in addition to being beaten, she says she was groped and fondled by soldiers as they told her she was going to die.
Last month, Lara Logan -- a television reporter with CBS -- got separated from her crew in Egypt's Tahrir Square. Surrounded by a mob of men... she suffered what CBS officials call "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating." She's now at home in the United States recovering.
Reports of these kinds of attacks are rare, but there is evidence to suggest that sexual assault is a real danger for women who work as foreign correspondents ... and that it's difficult for many of them to talk openly about it. Jenny Nordberg found that to be the case.
*** And we warn you now that her experience is disturbing.**
Jenny Nordberg is a freelance journalist from Sweden. She's normally based in New York City. But she was in Stockholm this morning. Judith Matloff is an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University. And Lauren Wolfe is a senior Editor with the Committee to Protect Journalists . They were both in New York City.
Last Word - Fifth Estate
Tonight at 9 o'clock on CBC Television -- 9:30 in Newfoundland and parts of Labrador -- it's The Fifth Estate. Tonight Bob McKeown presents My Friend the Bank Robber. It's a very personal account of his on-again, off-again, on-again, friendship with Stephen Reid. Stephen Reid was a member of the legendary Stopwatch Gang, who robbed banks with precision. He escaped prison twice, settled down to raise a family and is now a convict once again. Bob McKeown got the last word this morning.
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