Thursday, 24 March 2011


While the people’s revolution in Egypt slipped from the headlines and the media circus moved on, people who lost their loved ones were left to pick up the pieces. But they are not left on their own. Solidarity from journalists to journalists is at its best when IFJ members and affiliates come together to care for families that killed journalists leave behind. Press photographer Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud was killed by a police sniper during the events in Tahrir Square. The last picture he took was of his killer, moments before he was shot in the face.

Journalists, members of the NUJ’s London Photographers’ Branch, raised money at an event in a London cinema where British photographers showed their pictures and videos featuring the first 18 days of the Egyptian revolution. The money raised will be used to set up a photography award in memory of Ahmed which will be held every year on 25th January.

Picture Jess Hurd

LPB Branch Secretary Jason Parkinson (left) hands over to Ahmed’s wife Anas and his daughter in the presence of Abeer Saady (right) from the Egyptian journalists’ syndicate.

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