Local journalist beaten, arrested by security forces in Egypt

08/14/2013 10:27 PM |

A local reporter working in Egypt was among the journalists beaten and arrested along with protestors during the bloody clashes that led to the death of more than 275 people Wednesday.

Mike Giglio, a reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast in Cairo, wrote a first-person account of the incident for thedailybeast.com.

The son of Mike Giglio of Baiting Hollow and the stepson of Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Mr. Giglio told the New York Times he was beaten despite showing credentials indicating he’s a working journalist.

“People are being told not to trust the international press, because what it’s reporting doesn’t always fit with the government’s media narrative,” he told the Times. At least two journalists were killed in the clashes, according to the Times story.

Ms. Giglio said she and her husband spoke with Mr. Giglio Wednesday and he said he’s doing OK.

You can read more of Mr. Giglio’s reports from Cairo by clicking here.

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