EGYPT'S PM: JOURANLIST HAVE "FULL FREEDOM" TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT!
COURTESY OF CNN.COM- Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Amid widespread criticism of Egypt for attacks on journalists, the country's prime minister on Saturday said there have been "no instructions to hinder the coverage of the media in the Tahrir area."
"I made clear that they have full freedom to do anything they want," Ahmed Shafiq said.
In recent days, some have accused President Hosni Mubarak of orchestrating the assaults to suppress international coverage of bloodshed by pro-government operatives against peaceful protesters. The protests have centered on Tahrir Square in Cairo.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke against the attacks Friday.
"We continue to be crystal clear that we oppose violence as a response to this crisis," he said. "We are sending a strong, unequivocal message: Attacks on reporters are unacceptable. Attacks on human rights activists are unacceptable. Attacks on peaceful protesters are unacceptable."READ FULL ARTICLE