New York, March 17, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest of an Israeli journalist on assignment in Egypt. Yotam Feldman was arrested Sunday near the Egyptian-Israeli border while reporting on African immigrants illegally crossing into Israel, according to news accounts.
Israeli TV Channel 10 said in a statement that Feldman was on assignment for the station and was working on a piece about illegal immigration. Feldman, a staff reporter for the Israeli daily Haaretz, had taken a 10-day leave to carry out the television assignment, Haaretz said in a statement. The precise location of Feldman’s arrest was not immediately clear.
“Yotam Feldman is a reporter who was covering a story of public interest,” said