As Street Protests In Egypt Continue, Tips For Journalists

As street protests in Egypt continue, a helicopter carrying former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak landed at a hospital across the street from the prison yesterday, where he had been held. Mubarak, who was transferred to an ambulance, had spent the maximum year and a half in pre-trial detention and is now under house arrest. He is due to stand trial next week. Meanwhile thousands of Islamists and others continued to protest the military ouster of Mubarak’s successor, Mohamed Morsi, whose current whereabouts are unknown.

The unrest in Egypt leading to Morsi’s ouster, and the backlash since, has seen more than 1,000 people killed with no solution in sight. At least three journalists are among the dead: Mick Deane, a camera man who worked for the British broadcaster Sky News; Tamer Abdel Raouf, head of Al-Ahram's bureau in Egypt's Buhayra province; and Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, a 26-year-old reporter for Xpress, a sister publication of Dubai’s Gulf News.

The Dart Center has tips for journalists covering street protests.