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Cairo - The Qatar-based Al Jazeera English network says four of its journalists have been arrested by Egyptian authorities after they covered events in Cairo.
Al Jazeera English says correspondent Wayne Hay, cameraman Adil Bradlow and producers Russ Finn and Baher Mohammed were detained on Tuesday.
The network in a statement Thursday called the arrests “a campaign against Al Jazeera in particular.” The arrests came after the network's Al Jazeera Mubashir Misr affiliate in Egypt was raided and staff detained.
Egypt's interim government says Al Jazeera is biased in favor of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, claims denied by the network.
Al Jazeera English said authorities are responsible for the journalists' safety and demanded their release. Egyptian authorities on Thursday labelled Al Jazeera Mubashir Misr a “threat to national security” and took steps to ban it.