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Swedish television reporter missing in Egypt
Feb 3, 2011, 17:16 GMT
Stockholm - A Swedish television reporter was reported missing Thursday while on assignment in Egypt, Swedish public broadcaster SVT said.
Bert Sundstrom, one of four SVT reporters covering the protests in Cairo, has not been heard from since mid-afternoon Thursday.
An unknown male voice answered his mobile phone and said in Arabic that Sundstrom had been detained and was 'with the army,' SVT's Olov Carlsson said.
Sundstrom is one of the broadcaster's most experienced foreign correspondents.
Swedish diplomats in Cairo have not been able to establish Sundstrom's whereabouts either.
Several media organizations have in recent days reported similar incidents and there have been reports of attacks on journalists trying to cover the protests.
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