Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Mosaab al-Shami
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Mosaab al-Shami, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e919b.html [accessed 24 October 2017]|
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Rassd News Network
August 14, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt
Al-Shami, a photographer for Rassd News Network, was shot in the chest by a sniper while trying to escape gunfire from security forces dispersing a sit-in demonstration in Nasr City in support of former President Mohamed Morsi, the network's director, Smahy Mustafa, told CPJ. The Rassd network had sharply criticized the ouster of Morsi.
The raid to disperse the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in sparked a week of clashes that left nearly 1,000 dead and many more injured. At least two other journalists, Sky News' Mick Deane and Al-Akhbar's Ahmed Abdel Gawad, were also killed while covering the events that day.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Government Officials|