Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Abdel Gawad
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Abdel Gawad, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e98514.html [accessed 19 February 2017]|
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August 14, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt
Gawad, a reporter for the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper, was shot while covering a raid by Egyptian security forces on a sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya, in Nasr City, Cairo. The demonstrators were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The ensuing clashes sparked a week of violence that left nearly 1,000 dead and many more inured.
Gawad was also the editorial manager of the Muslim Brotherhood's TV station, Misr25, according to news outlets affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmed Subaie, a spokesman for the organization, who spoke to CPJ.
At least two other journalists, Sky News' Mick Deane and Rassd News Network's Mosaab al-Shami, were also killed while covering the bloody events of August 14.
|Job:||Editor, Print Reporter|
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|