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Egypt: Pro Mubarak forces turn on journalists.

Supporters of the Egyptian president begin attacking journalists.

Supporters of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have begun violently attacking journalists reporting on the streets of Cairo today, the Committee to Protect Journalists has warned.

The Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the US group, Mohamed Abdel Dayem, said: "The Egyptian government is employing a strategy of eliminating witnesses to their actions.

"The government has resorted to blanket censorship, intimidation, and today a series of deliberate attacks on journalists carried out by pro-government mobs.

The situation is frightening not only because our colleagues are suffering abuse but because when the press is kept from reporting, we lose an independent source of crucial information."

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette