Lara Logan is the CBS reporter who was attacked in Egypt while covering a story for 60 Minutes. In response to the brutal attack, people from across the globe are reaching out by sending messages of support and sympathy, plus sincere apologies via Facebook.
- “I wanted to wish you the very best and a quick recovery. Respect from Norway.” – Peter Hesstvedt
- “So sorry for what happened! All my solidarity and hugs from Brazil.” – Gustavo Almeida
- “On the behalf of all the Egyptians, I apologize to you. Those who attacked you can’t be Egyptians or even human beings . We are sincerely sorry for what happened to you, and we are hoping you could forgive us and understand that those who did this do not represent the Egyptian people or the revolution.” – Mohamed Ossama
- “God bless you Lara. South Africa is so proud of their girl.“ – Lynn Layman
- “Those who don’t know that they are walking in the dark will never see the light. Those are the ones who hurt you and deserve the most severe punishment. I hope justice will be done. We are all behind you Lara, recover quickly and show the world how strong you are by continuing reporting. You are a great Lady.” – Globe Navigator
- “I wish you all the best and take care of you! You are an example of courage and dignity! Don’t let them win… Hugs from Brussels!” – Yas Mina
- “I am writing again to express my sorrow as to what happened to you. I am crying thinking about that.” – Chaiya Eithan
- “Devastating to hear of what happened to you, but you truly are a remarkable woman, and your strength and courage is undeniably Inspirational, with love from Sydney, God bless.” – Maame Arthur
- “You’re a role model for young women and young journalists. Stay strong!” – Kati Mora Sabin
- “My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon. I miss seeing your courage and inspiration. God Bless you a lot! Now and forever; Thanks for all you have done for the News and Women.” – Mary Rivett
- “Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I have long been an admirer of your excellent work.” – Pat Dallas
- “I have been upset all day that this happened to you. I’m so sorry that you had to go through that. I am sending you lots of love.” – Christa Beck
Below is the official statement from CBS concerning the attack on reporter Lara Logan:
On Friday February 11 … CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.
In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.
The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, released the following statement about Lara Logan:
We commend our colleagues in journalism as they work under the most adverse of circumstances and encourage governments everywhere to help facilitate the free flow of information. Lara Logan’s most admirable courage and top-notch skill in the face of adversity is well-known and inspiring. The National Press Club sends best wishes to her as she recovers in the U.S. Our thoughts are also with other journalists who have been targeted during the unrest in Egypt.
Lara Logan is currently recovering at home with her husband, a U.S. federal government defense contractor, and their 2-year-old son. She vows to continue reporting for the CBS Network.
About CBS reporter Lara Logan:
The South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. In addition, she appears in segments for CBS Evening News. Lara Logan has reported from battle zones in Afganistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
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