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Lara Logan broke her silence on the sexual assault she suffered while reporting on the uprising in Egypt and her horrific story really highlights just what risks women take when attempting to do reporting around the world that their male counterparts do not have to endure and what a long way so many parts of our societies around the world have to go with their treatment of women.
Listening to what she went through in Egypt on a day that should have been one of celebration was just truly horrifying.
The night of Feb. 11, the Egyptian dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak was falling. More than 100,000 people filled Cairo's Tahrir Square in wild celebration. Among those in the crowd was our "60 Minutes" colleague, correspondent Lara Logan.
Lara, a native of South Africa, is an experienced war reporter, but Tahrir Square became her most hazardous assignment.
During the revolution, dozens of reporters were assaulted, often by agents of the regime. On the night of the 11th, a mob turned on Lara and her "60 Minutes" team and singled her out in a violent sexual assault. Since then, Lara has been recuperating with her husband and two children.
Now, she is returning to work and she has decided to tell the story of what happened - just once - on "60 Minutes."
She's speaking out, she tells us, to add her voice to those who confront sexual violence; to break what she calls the "code of silence."
Lara arrived in Cairo at a moment of triumph for Egypt. She didn't imagine, in the hours before midnight, she would be fighting for her life.
Full transcript at the link for 60 Minutes above.
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