Young reporter Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz of XPress, a United Arab Emirates publication, died of a gunshot wound today in Cairo. Her mother Sabreen Mangoud, published the last few text messages she shared with her daughter on Facebook. They are incredibly difficult to read. From The National: 06:19 am Mother: Habiba, what’s going on there? I went to sleep at 1:30, that’s 11:30 your time. What’s with the attack? Tell me.
Habiba: The army and the police are indeed moving around the gates. The media centre was turned into a field hospital and the square is on high alert.
Mother: Where are you?
Habiba: Only journalists were allowed to remain in the building. I’m supposed to cover the monument in case the battle starts.Mother: The monument is a bit far from Rabia.Habiba: Field security is at every gate now. I am in the media centre. It isn’t far at all in fact, […]
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