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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 04:29 PM
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Egyptian reporter dies after protest shooting
Edited on Fri Feb-04-11 04:31 PM by Turborama
Source: CBC

Last Updated: Friday, February 4, 2011 | 5:14 PM ET

An Egyptian reporter who was shot during clashes a week ago died of his wounds Friday, his employer said, in the first reported death of a journalist in the chaos surrounding Egypt's anti-government protests.

Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, 36, was taking photographs of fighting between protesters and security forces from the balcony of his home when he was shot Jan. 28, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram said on its website.

Mahmoud worked for Al-Taawun, a newspaper put out by the Al-Ahram publishing house. He lived near central Tahrir Square, the focal point of protest rallies as well as clashes this week between large crowds of supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak.

The United Nations described brazen assaults on reporters that occurred during this week's violence as an attempt to stifle coverage of anti-government protests. President Barack Obama said attacks on reporters, human rights workers and peaceful protesters in Egypt were "unacceptable."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/02/04/egypt-journali...




Activists from Reporters Without Borders hold pictures of injured reporters as they
demonstrate outside the Egyptian Embassy in Paris on Friday.

(Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 04:42 PM
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1. Sad.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 04:42 PM
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2. There are demonstrations called for at Egyptian Embassies everywhere ....
Great idea -- PLUS we can call and e-mail those Embassies

beginning right now!!

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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 08:40 PM
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3. I think you might like this....

Picture of a "Pyramid of democracy" that was taken at the solidarity protest at the Egyptian embassy
in Pretoria, South Africa

Source: http://twitpic.com/3wfrsw/full
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 09:09 PM
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4. Thank you -- !! :)
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harvey007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 11:00 PM
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5. We owe a debt of gratitude
to all the courageous photographers, videographers, reporters, everyone who risks their health and safety to bring us "the news."
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