CAIRO: The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority will consider providing life insurance for field reporters who are members of the journalists’ syndicate, said EFSA head Sherif Samy.
“The decision aims to reach a system which determines the attitude of country’s institutions towards the dangers that threaten journalists,” Samy told Youm7 late Friday.
Many journalists demonstrated yesterday in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate protesting the killing of Al-Dostor reporter Mayada Ashraf while she was covering clashes between police and supporters of the toppled president Mohamed Morsi in the Cairo district of Ain Shams last Friday.
The photojournalists division at syndicate requested last Thursday that photojournalists not cover Friday demonstrations because of the lack of protection from media institutions.
In December, the Committee to Protect Journalists ranked Egypt as the third-deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2013.