When I walk into Tahrir Square alone these days, carrying my notebook, I try to remain calm, act like I belong and move with the cascading crowds.
If you seem scared or intimidated, they smell your fear.
Like other female reporters, I have grown accustomed to being constantly on guard while doing my job. But that can’t guarantee safety. Sexual assaults on women protesters — and journalists — have become commonplace in Cairo.
In late January, the United Nations strongly urged the Egyptian government to act, saying it had received 25 reports of assaults on women in Tahrir Square in a single week — 19 of them in a single day.… Seguir leyendo »