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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Wael Mikhael

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Wael Mikhael, 20 December 2011, available at: [accessed 17 January 2018]
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October 9, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Mikhael, an Egyptian cameraman for the Coptic television broadcaster Al-Tareeq, was shot while filming violent clashes between Coptic Christian protesters and the military in front of the headquarters of the Television and Radio Union, commonly referred to as Maspero, according to the broadcaster and other news reports.

Mikhael was shot in the head, the station said. The source of fire was not immediately clear, although news accounts reported that military forces had fired on protesters during the demonstrations. The cameraman was one of at least 25 people killed in the clashes, during which hundreds of others were injured, local and international news outlets reported. Mikhael is survived by a wife and three children.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
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