| Egypt, Libya, Yemen
New York, March 9, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by an attack on the Ouzo
Hotel in the rebel-held city of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Tuesday. Unknown
assailants threw an explosive device into the hotel, which has been the primary
residence for journalists in the city, in the early morning hours, according to
international news reports. Foreign journalists have also been detained in
various towns in Libya by the authorities; all were eventually released. In
Yemen, a correspondent was attacked and threats were made against Al-Jazeera.
In Egypt, officers beat and injured a local journalist.