From RT: Four journalists killed covering Egypt clashes!

Four journalists were killed covering Egypt clashes. Four journalists have been killed in violent clashes which swept Egypt on Wednesday, with a number of the press core suffering serious injuries in the clashes. At least 238 civilians died in total as security forces brutally broke up pro-Morsi rallies. Egypt has been swept by horrific street violence, showers of gunfire, blazing fires and tear gas as relentless clashes have shaken cities in government attempts to break up the demonstrations. Among the 238 protesters killed were children, including the 17-year old daughter of a Muslim Brotherhood official. Police stations were torched or stormed by pro-Morsi groups amid the ruthless government suppression. The violence also took the lives of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane and Dubai-based XPRESS journalist Habeeba Abdelaziz. Both had been covering the pro-Morsi protests in Egypt's capital which security forces began to 'disperse' earlier in the day. Deane, 61, was shot as he was documenting the turmoil in Cairo. Despite receiving medical treatment for his injuries he died shortly afterwards, according to a statement from Sky. "He was an astonishingly good cameraman, took some brilliant pictures," said John Ryley, head of Sky News. Habeeba Abdelazz was a 26 year old Egyptian reporter from Dubai, who worked for XPRESS, a sister publication to the country's Gulf News. "It's hard to believe she's gone. She was passionate about her work and had a promising career ahead, "XPRESS Deputy Editor Mazhar Farooqui told Gulf News, commenting that the entire team was in a state of shock.. Abdelaziz had been covering protests for over a month, and subsequently heavy-handed crackdown by governmental security forces. They reclaimed the area late on Wednesday. The third journalist killed was Egyptian Ahmed Abdel Gawad of Al Akhbar newspaper. He died while covering the clashes at Rabaah al-Adawiya. The Egyptian Press Syndicate, a journalist union, confirmed Gawad's death, but did not provide any details. The fourth reporter to have been confirmed killed is photojournalist Mosab El-Shami Rassd of the news website (RNN), an alternative pro-Islamist media network, Ahram online reports. The agency wrote that he "was killed by the hand of betrayal while covering the Rabaa massacre at the hands of those who executed the coup," wrote the network on its Facebook page. Reuters photojournalist Asmaa Waguih also suffered serious injuries after being shot in the leg during protests. Shortly afterwards, she was moved to the international medical center to receive treatment. The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a statement on the issue, saying that the group condemned the killing of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, prior to hearing of the second death. "We call on Egyptian authorities to issue clear orders to security forces to respect the right of journalists to work freely and safely while covering events in Cairo and the rest of the country," said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney. "The killing of Mick Deane underscores the urgent need for such action and for all sides to show restraint and allow the media to do their job.

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