Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud: Egyptian Reporter Killed in Cairo
Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud: First Journalist Killed in Egypt Protests
As the Egyptian government's attack on journalists continues, the civil unrest has claimed the life of Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, who is the first reporter to be killed in the demonstrations.
Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, who works for Al-Taawun (an Egyptian state-run paper) was shot last week by a sniper, according ot witnesses, and has died in a local hospital.
ABC is keeping a list of journalists attacked or arrested during the Egypt protests, and that list is growing daily. Most recently, Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau was raided, and an ABC news crew was carjacked; the crew was threatened with beheading.
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.