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Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Bowen’

Network Correspondents Converge On Syria And Surrounding Countries

All eyes are turning to Syria, as escalated rhetoric suggests that a U.S. attack could be imminent. Unlike Iraq, which saw correspondents reporting while embedded with U.S. troops or from the balcony of their hotels, it is not nearly as clear whether U.S. networks will have the same presence in Syria.

It seems as though the situation is fluid for pretty much every network, so things will likely change before any potential U.S. action. That said, some outlets have people in place inside Syria, while others are working on it. Interestingly, two U.S. networks (NBC and ABC) are relying on UK correspondents for reports out of Damascus.

CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer arrived recently in Damascus (see photo to above), and is expected to be there for some time. She reported for the “CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning.” NBC News’ Richard Engel reported from Syria earlier this week, and is currently on the Turkey/Syria border. ITN’s Bill Neely is in Damascus (NBC and ITN share some content and correspondents), and has been reporting there for NBC, and Ayman Mohyeldin is reporting from Beirut. ABC News has chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran and Middle East correspondent Alexander Marquardt reporting from Beruit, Lebanon, Muhammad Lila from Antakaya, Turkey, Matt Gutman from the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Molly Hunter from Jerusalem and the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen contributing to ABC News coverage from Damascus.

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BBC Correspondent Undergoes Successful Surgery After Being Shot In Face In Egypt

Nearly a week after he was shot in the face with a shotgun, BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen had successful surgery to repair the damage.

Doctors removed the shotgun pellets from his face, remnants of the incident from last Friday, when he was shot outside the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo while covering the protests there.

The Guardian has more on Bowen’s recovery.

(h/t HuffPost Media)

BBC Correspondent Shot In Head While Covering Egypt Protests

BBC News Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head with pellets apparently fired from a shotgun while covering the continued protests in Cairo, the Egyptian capital city.

Democracy Now’s Sharif Kouddous shared a photo of Bowen as he was getting bandaged up in the field:

Upate: Even with shrapnel removed from his head, and bandages covering half of it, Bowen is cutting a report about today’s events.

In a statement released on Twitter, the BBC said that Bowen will be back to reporting on the situation in Egypt in short order:
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