Mikhael, an Egyptian cameraman
for the Coptic television broadcaster Al-Tareeq,
was shot while filming
violent clashes between Coptic Christian protesters and the military in
front of the headquarters of the Television and Radio Union, commonly referred
to as Maspero, according to the broadcaster and other news reports.
Mikhael was shot in the head,
the station said. The source of fire was not immediately clear, although news
accounts reported that military forces had fired on protesters during the
demonstrations. The cameraman was one of at least 25 people killed in the
clashes, during which hundreds of others were injured, local and international
news outlets reported. Mikhael
is survived by a wife and three children.