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Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Abdel Gawad

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
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Al-Akhbar, Misr25
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.

Medium:Print, Television
Job:Editor, Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
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