Post Hopes for Safe Return of Reporters Detained in Egypt
Two staffers are reportedly being held by the Egyptian Interior Ministry
Update: Fadel and Davidson have been released, but their assistant and driver remain in custody.The Post is continuing to seek their release.
As mobs in Cairo attacked journalists from many nations, from Greece to the United States, Post editors got news that two staffers—Cairo Bureau Chief Leila Fadel and photographer Linda Davidson—were in some kind of custody in Egypt. Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli sent this message to the Post newsroom just before noon:
Colleagues, you will have seen that Leila Fadel and Linda Davidson apparently have been detained in Cairo. We have limited information but believe that they, along with some other journalists and representatives of
other international groups, are being held by the Interior Ministry. We've informed the State Department and the Egyptian Embassy, who have promised to seek further information about their status. We're obviously concerned and are staying closely in touch with our other journalists on the ground.