Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that monitors press freedom, has condemned assaults on journalists and civilians by security forces over the last six days around Egypt.
Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy was arrested overnight after joining the protests for democratic change. Her last post on Twitter said she was "beaten arrested in interior ministry.
Journalists have been among the targets of the security forces during clashes in Cairo and other cities since 19 November as demonstrators demand civilian institutions and the dissolution of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), read a statement on the organization's website Wednesday.
Reporters have been roughed up and briefly detained, and their equipment has been confiscated or destroyed, said the reports.