Egypt security forces raid Al Jazeera office in Cairo

30.09.2011                      02.Tischrei. 5772                      Rosch Haschanah 2

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Egypt security forces raid Al Jazeera office in Cairo

Activists and rights groups view the raids on the station, which broadcasts live around-the-clock from Egypt, as part of a larger crackdown by authorities on independent media.

For the second time this month, Egyptian security officials in civilian clothes raided the Cairo office of Al Jazeera Live Egypt, part of the Qatar-based broadcaster's network, roughing up its staff, detaining an editor and confiscating equipment, the news chief said Thursday.
The raid on Al Jazeera Egypt Live's office comes after Egyptian authorities said the station and its staff were operating without permits. The raid also comes a day ahead of planned protests, which have been carried live by the station since its inception in March….