Journalist dies covering protests in Egypt

An Egyptian reporter that was shot last week while covering the intial violent clashes in Cairo has died, USA Today reports, making him the first journalist to die in the protests. CTV reports that “Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud was ‘shot by a sniper’ while he was taking photos from his balcony four days ago, not far from central Tahrir Square.”

Journalists have been increasingly targeted by pro-government protestors, and have reported attacks, arrests and stolen or damaged gear.