As the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros sadly reminded us last week, journalists continue to face dangers all over the globe, and especially in the volatile Middle East, where a rash of uprisings have created historic opportunities to capture news, but also high-risk zones. Lara Logan, the CBS correspondent on the ground in February during the protests that eventually toppled President Hosni Mubarak, "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating," according to initial reports back in February, when she was separated from her team and overtaken by a mob. Questions arose at the time about the details of the assault Logan suffered, but with the exception of a few choice assholes, her privacy was largely respected by her viewers, colleagues and contemporaries alike. Now, Logan has deemed it time to talk about her experience, telling her side of the story to the New York Times ahead of a 60 Minutes segment about her assault this weekend. There's more on Logan's ordeal inside Press Clips, our daily media column, plus news on Michael Arrington's money-making and the forthcoming website from ESPN's Bill Simmons.
|Lara Logan in Cairo|