February 3rd, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Dangerous for Journalists in Egypt: Join the Live Chat

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Journalists attempting to cover the uprising in Egypt came under attack in Cairo today, including Anderson. He'll have the latest developments. Plus, we'll have tonight's other headlines from around the world.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Brian Quigley

    This is a tragic situation but I have a hard time understanding that if the leader of Egypt is seen as a dictator by the people that this is some kind of surprise to the US govt. With that said, why fund them over a billion a year over the term of this president.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  2. Emily

    I heard that your photographer, Joe D. was attacked today. Is he okay?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    If the Army sticks with Mubarak, he'll hang in there.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  4. syeda

    I am immensely thankful for the team to report from this kind of situation. I am afraid some thing dangerous and worse is going to happen. all pre cursors are there. Correspondance being shut down. Egyption government is going to do some thing, it does not want world to see.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  5. Nancy in Oregon

    Jacob, I suspect all factions are a bit guilty for pressing the situation into the mess it is now...revolutions and uprisings are seldom pure, sad to say. Sometimes they attract all sorts of people.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Hi everyone. Terrible to see how Mubarak's people are trying to prevent journalists from recording history.

    No matter what they do they can't hide the truth it will get out one way or another.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Kimberly in Sac

    No need to apologize Anderson. We appreciate your efforts in getting the story to us. I agree with Wendi, important story, but not worth risking your life. Please be careful!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  8. Maudie

    Please be careful Anderson and Team! I don't trust the Government! I think the plan is to release the dogs, that's why he doesn't want reporters filming or reporting the news. They let one report in their camp to report what he can control.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Lisa in Louisville

    CNN's amazing and courageous coverage of the turmoil in Egypt has made me realize just how much we, as Americans, take for granted. We are lucky to live in a democracy.

    Please stay safe and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of your viewers.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Please, I am begging you come home right away...... That is not safe for you..... That is so dangerous job!!!!!!!!!!!! And be careful!!!

    I also agree with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton! she is right!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  11. lilly

    What Is the governtment of Egypt trying to hide? Or better yet what are they planning, Will Cairo turn into another Tiananmen Square?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  12. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    This is looking like Tiananmen Square in China.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  13. Jacob

    I am curious as to the Army's actions now that the cameras aren't rolling live footage. Are they just as guilty of censoring the truth as the pro-Mubarak contingency? Let freedom of the press ring!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  14. Merl, Ohio

    Stay safe Anderson, Do you think it is Mubaraks puppets that attacked the journalists posing as protesters?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  15. Conrad Baugh

    Anderson, I praise your courage, but PLEASE take every precaution necessary! There must be many others besides myself who want to see you alive and healthy when it's time to return to the US.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Nancy in Oregon

    Thank you so much, Starr. It was a break caused by both good and hard things. Glad to be back and to see you all here. Just wish Anderson and his group were a bit safer tonight!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  17. Sharon Hastings

    I don't believe anything Mubarak says and yes, I too wonder how much if any power we have to alter their behavior over there.

    At the same time, I keep hearing that undercover, in privacy and secret, there are big talks in process about how Mubarak will step down very soon, the vice president will take over temporarily, but it has to be worked out where Mubarak will stay afterward and so on and so on......does anyone believe these talks are really happening and this plan will really happen????

    February 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  18. Jackie Rochester, NY

    Anderson and Crew. Hope you are safe at your location. You are our witness to history, & keeping the Egyptian gov't honest. Thank you for your courage and commitment to the truth.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Mubarek is simply showing the world what he has been doing to his people for the last 30 yrs.!!

    @Nancy – so glad to see you on the blog again. Missed you and your commentary very much!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Young

    The great citizenship is only the way to resolve this.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  21. tony

    i am very thankfull for ur continued reports of whats going on and im srry that things are getting as bad as they are stay safe as best u can.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  22. Cessy - Chicago

    Hello and good evening to you all... very disturbing to watch the videos from yesterday AC and crew being attacked as well as the other videos being shown right now.

    Hoping that everyone stay safe, including friends living in Cairo...

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  23. Nancy in Oregon

    Thank you, Emily! I missed being with you folks! What a hard note to return on, though...wow. Presumably Anderson and his team are safe.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  24. Emily

    "protected by tanks" that I bet were given to him by the US! (or other foreign countries) That's not been lost on me.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Nicole The Netherlands

    Police is mowing down protesters without stopping, and I saw an excerpt of Eqyptian state television today, there were saying the `demonstrators have an foreign agenda`

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  26. deborah nixon

    Journalists are so courageous to continue coverage so that we can see what is happening. How can things spiral out of control so quickly. Good to see Anderson out there- but scary. This is real risk in reporting. We need an orderly transition in Egypt- but there is so much anarchy. International community may need to get involved.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Anderson, your and your crew safety come first than any story. Remember that! This is a job for the politicians and world leaders!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  28. Nina

    @ Star... If Mubarak puppets remove the media and all eyes of the world are no longer watching...I would think it would be a good idea for the UN to hold up in international waters and show of force without entering Egypt! We could still remove funding and send aid too.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  29. mike

    my question is about the american owned airlines in egypt. Why is it that when the state department is ordering Americans out of a country, that they have to pay back the whole amount of the ticket? These airlines can do a great service to help american get away from an area like egypt right now.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Nancy in Oregon

    I know that Egypt is not Iraq, nor Mubarek Sadam, but like a controlling parent, it seems very hard for the powers-that-be to relinquish control of their 'charges'. It must be one of the hardest things for humans to do.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    There are most violent again & again right now, Right now they are so furious against protesters to remove president Mubarak.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  32. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.

    Each day is worsening.
    I can't really remember a situation where all the foriegn journalists have been under attack like this.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Emily

    @Nancy in Oregon,
    Good to see you back Nancy!
    I really hate seeing Anderson and the others under attack for doing their job.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  34. tony

    i would like to know if things are getting worse in egypt or is the violence focused on Journalists only?

    February 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Wendi Frishman


    Please stay safe and maybe it's time to come home.Getting this story out is important but not worth dying for

    February 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Jacob

    Just wanted to say you're doing an excellent job with little consideration for yourself. Thanks for the coverage and giving us an inside scoop into history in the making.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Hello Anderson & Team 360 on the ground in Cairo, Egypt.
    Am very relieved to see that you are okay for the time being.

    Hello, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Samantha, Nina, Heather, Sharon, everyone....

    Anderson, no need for apologies, i think we all understand your situation.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh Emily, it's sad but true that many humans do not want a truth to come out.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and all of your team. My prayers are with you all for your safety. Come home if you need to. You won't lose face with anyone here. Live to fight another day if necessary. Peace and safety to all in Egypt.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! I'm glad to see you are able to report from Egypt, but please be careful! You are very courageous. The attacks against the media are not acceptable– no journalist deserves to be mistreated for trying to mirror what is really happening there.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Nina

    My concern is that once Mubarak puppets remove the media and all eyes of the world are no longer watching, the nest step would be to close down all communications (cell phones and internet) and then there is free reign for unchecked violent force!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Nancy in Oregon

    Good evening, people. I've 'been detained elsewhere' for awhile, glad to return. What a scary situation for Anderson tonight.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Emily

    As much as I want to know what is happening in Egypt, I don't want you, Anderson, & the other journalists putting your lives in danger.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson and crew. Please stay safe. I have major concerns for your safety right now!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  45. lillly

    it's nice to finally see you, your courage is admirable. be safe, never apologize for doing your job. take care.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Right now, I am so concerned/worried about Anderson, Hala, Ben, Ivan, and other reporters...... This is not safe place to be in Cairo!!!!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening/ Night Anderson, Nic, Ben, Ivan, Arwa, Hala, all crew and production in Egypt, AC360 Team,
    -All- journalists, reporters, crew, photographers in Egypt, bloggers.

    The world is watching, listening!

    This is an orchestrated effort to put all free press in harms way.
    and prevent to report what is really happening, the violence against peaceful demonstrators.

    The Egypt state television is putting out =propaganda= !!!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Jackie Carter

    If they have nothing to hide when why are they trying to run the media away. If they hurt our American media and our beloved Anderson then it's going to be a BIG problem....

    We got more thugs on death role then they have on the streets I say unleash our thugs over there.....

    February 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nicole, Gloria, Starr, Nina, Jana & Bloggers.
    I don't understand why journalists who are attempting to cover the uprising in Egypt are coming under fire.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    February 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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