A correspondent for France 24 TV was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said yesterday.
It was the latest case of violence against women at the epicentre of Egypt's restive protests.
The news channel said in a statement that Sonia Dridi was attacked around 10:30 p.m. last Friday after a live broadcast on a protest at the square and was later rescued by a colleague and other witnesses.
France 24 did not give further details about the attack, but it said its employees were safe and sound, though "extremely shocked", and that it will file suit against unspecified assailants.
The network, which receives state funds but has editorial independence, said it and the French Embassy were working to bring Dridi back to France.
"More frightened than hurt," wrote Dridi in French on her Twitter page yesterday .
Tahrir Square was the main hub of a popular uprising that toppled long-time Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak last year. Since then, it has seen numerous other protests staged by a range of groups.
At the height of the uprising against Mubarak, Lara Logan, a correspondent for United States (US) network CBS, was sexually assaulted and beaten in Tahrir Square.
She said later that she believed she was going to die. After being rescued, Logan returned to the US and was treated in a hospital for four days.