CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - An Egyptian journalist wounded in
protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak has died of
his injuries, his wife told Al Jazeera television on Friday.
Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud, who worked with state-owned daily
al-Ahram, died on Jan. 29 during protests that began four days
earlier against poverty, corruption and political repression. He
is the first journalist known to have died in the unrest.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the rights of
journalists must be respected.
The Egyptian health minister said on Friday that 11 people
have died since Wednesday when Mubarak supporters began
attacking protesters in Tahrir Square in central Cairo.
The United Nations estimates 300 people have died in the
protests, which shocked Arab and Western governments who have
long backed Mubarak as a bulwark against Islamist groups.
Mahmoud's wife, whose name the channel did not give, said he
was shot in the head while filming clashes from the balcony of
(Reporting by Andrew Hammond; Editing by Jon Hemming)
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