Reports say that on that day Lara Logan was first beaten with fists and flag poles. The crowd then tore her clothes off and attacked her for 30 minutes. She was left with red welts covering her entire body and what looked like bite marks, although these marks could have been made from pinching.
The event in question happened the day former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in Egypt. Rumours had been circulating at the time that foreign press was actually ruining the reputation of the country and that most of the “journalists” were actually Israeli spies in disguise.
Lara’s team was thought of to be these spies. When the 200 member mob surrounded her team they screamed “Spy” and “Israeli” at them.
Currently Lara has not made a comment about the incident.
“Lara is getting better daily.” A friend reported to the Times of London, “The psychological trauma is as bad as, if not worse than the physical injuries. She might talk about it at some time in the future, but not now.”
At Manolith, we’ve been discussing if and when should Lara Logan speak about the incident. Do you think she should?
As a reporter I feel like she could be the only person who could give the best perspective on what happened in Egypt that day – but by asking for her opinion on the matter are we taking away her right to privacy?