CBS news correspondent Lara Logan, who was beaten and sexually assaulted by an Egyptian mob on Feb. 11, was reportedly released from the hospital yesterday and recuperating at her home. CBS News would not comment on the development. The tragedy occurred after she bravely returned to Cairo to cover the unfolding political upheaval and interview Wael Ghonim, the Google executive who’d become a voice of the uprising against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Logan and her team had already encountered the dangers of reporting the news in a crumbling police state: Egyptian soldiers had previously blindfolded them, marched them at gunpoint, and accused them of being spies. In this interview from last week, Logan told Charlie Rose that she recognized the danger of going back into Cairo, but that it was in her blood to be covering this story. Check out a short clip below, or click here for the entire interview.
Logan’s courage and dedication showcase journalism at its finest, and her colleagues have rallied to her side. NBC Nightly News tweeted, “Sending our best to @CBSNews correspondent Lara Logan after her horrific ordeal in Cairo last week.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who himself was roughed up in Cairo, tweeted, “Sickened and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan. She is in all of our thoughts and prayers.”
Here’s to a speedy recovery, Ms. Logan.