British Cameraman among those killed during Egypt’s unjust crack down on Muslim Brotherhood supporters

August 15, 2013 3:09 pm

British Cameraman among those killed during Egypt's unjust crack down on Muslim Brotherhood supporters

Cairo 15th August 2013 : Sky News journalists Mick Deane, 61, was shot and killed during the raid on activists camped in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo while covering clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters in the Cairo district of Rabaa.

Mr Deane had worked for the channel for 15 years, based in Washington DC and Jerusalem.

The Head of Sky News, John Ryley, described Mr Deane as “the very best of cameramen, a brilliant journalist and an inspiring mentor to many at Sky”.

“The loss of a much-loved colleague will be deeply felt across Sky News. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. We will give them our full support at this extremely difficult time,” he added.

Tim Marshall, the network’s foreign affairs editor, said Mr. Dean was  “a friend, brave as a lion but what a heart… what a human being”. He was also “humorous and wise”.

“Micky was humorous in a dry way, he was wise and when you’re on the road with small teams, people like that are diamonds to be with. Our hearts go out to his family. He died doing what he’d done so brilliantly for decades,” he added.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron said on Twitter: “I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence. My thoughts are with his family and Sky News team.”

95 people were killed and 874 injured in the clashes between the security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, but independent observers put the death toll much higher, according to Egyptian officials.

Egyptian military government has declared a month long state of emergency in the country.

About the Author

Ahmad Diyari Kaashif is a Senior Journalist and Head of the International Bureau at Qatar Chronicle.After studying Russian at the University of Central Florida.He researched political movements in the former Soviet Union for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, while studying for a master’s degree in international relations at George Washington University.

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