Video: Scenes From Egypt’s Streets

BY News Desk  February 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM EST

Given the important nature of events on the ground in Egypt, the PBS NewsHour is offering live streams through a combination of sources which may include Egypt TV, ABC, APTN and Al Jazeera English’s channel to our web and mobile audiences.

Airing another broadcaster’s commentary and editorial during a live event is not a step we take lightly, however we think theese pictures and events are an important matter of historical record to share with our audience.

We know the Egyptian government has been critical of Al Jazeera, and its coverage of these events, however Egyptian state television has also not made coverage of many of these protests available live.

We will monitor the situation, and adjust our coverage accordingly.