New York Times foreign correspondent Stephen Farrell describes his pared down kit for stealth reporting at Tahrir Square
Lens: What Not to Bring to Tahrir Square
By By STEPHEN FARRELL
Published: February 8, 2011
Less is more for journalists in Cairo, Stephen Farrell reports. Less equipment can mean more access. Or, at least, fewer hassles.
“At one checkpoint you will encounter a thug with a nail-studded plank; elsewhere, a member of the professional class twirling a golf club, who smiles and remarks, ‘Interesting times, no?’”
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