Gawad, a reporter for the state-run
Al-Akhbar newspaper, was shot while covering a raid by Egyptian security forces
on a sit-in demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya, in Nasr City, Cairo. The
demonstrators were supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim
Brotherhood. The ensuing clashes sparked a week of violence that left nearly
1,000 dead and many more inured.
Gawad was also the editorial
manager of the Muslim Brotherhood’s TV station, Misr25, according to news
outlets affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmed Subaie, a spokesman
for the organization, who spoke to CPJ.
At least two other journalists,
Sky News’ Mick Deane and Rassd News Network’s Mosaab al-Shami, were also killed
while covering the bloody events of August 14.