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Networks, Cablers Rush to Cover Egypt Clashes

There is chaos in Egypt, as protesters are facing off against the police in a number of major cities, including Cairo and Alexandria. Egyptian President Mubarak has instituted a nationwide curfew, but it does not appear to be working.

The broadcast news divisions, as well as all three cable networks are covering the situation, with plans to continue coverage through the weekend.

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NBC News, ITV to Share Foreign Correspondents

NBC News and UK broadcaster ITV News will share correspondents and resources in Africa and the Middle East, according to the British trade journal PressGazette.

Under the agreement, Rohit Kachroo (right) will become Africa correspondent for both organizations, based in Johannesburg. Elsewhere, ITV Middle East correspondent John Ray will also report from that region for NBC News. Ray will be supported by NBC News’ production team in Israel.

The deal will allow for the news organizations to have personnel and resources in parts of the world that are tricky to report from. And with so much cutting back among foreign bureaus by all news organizations, it is refreshing to see new foreign correspondents being added to news divisions… even if they are being shared with another network.

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