MALVERN – The Villa Maria Academy community is praying for Lauren E. Bohn, a 2005 graduate of the academy. Bohn is currently a multi-platform freelance journalist and a Fulbright fellowship scholar in Egypt.

She is spending 15 months in the country at the American University focusing on gender and migration studies, as well as reporting. She has spent the last number of days on the ground with demonstrators, documenting the experience of everyday Egyptians.

Though Bohn’s access to the Internet was restricted, she is now able to upload photos and use Twitter to post messages. A tweet posted seven hours ago indicated that she had a source informing her that orders were issued for the arrest of journalists. “We’re staying in secure location, filing stories,” she wrote. {{more}}

According to the international organization Reporters without Borders, there “appears to be an all-out witch hunt against news media.” The organization has tracked more than a dozen journalists already arrested.

The Catholic Standard & Times is attempting to secure an interview with Bohn. Please check back at the web site and follow us on Twitter @CSTPhiladelphia for updates. Follow Bohn on Twitter:

Bohn graduated summa cum laude from New York University in 2009 as a Withers Memorial Award recipient and Presidential Scholar. She previously worked as an intern at Time Magazine; at CNN under Soledad O’Brien and Christiane Amanpour; at CBS News in New York; and at Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Bohn received Chicago’s Association for Women Journalists Award for outstanding female journalist in 2010.