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On February 23, two members of the Egyptian parliament – businessman Mahmoud Khamis and controversial TV anchor Tawfik Okasha – physically attacked two reporters covering the ongoing parliamentary session. According to Khamis, it was "impolite" of a photographer from Al-Watan newspaper to photograph Okasha, who was expelled from the hall for repeatedly interrupting the parliamentary speaker. Okasha also criticized the speaker and called the journalists at the session “police informers.” The Journalists’ Syndicate responded the next day by calling on…