Dateline Cairo: The Plum Middle Eastern Assignment Gone Sour

The Egyptian capital was the last place colleagues expected Jerusalem-based Sky News cameraman Mick Deane to lose his life.

For Middle East correspondents who have spent years bouncing between places like Kabul, Baghdad and Gaza City, being sent south to Cairo used to be something of a pleasant, plum assignment. As visiting journalists, we stayed in comfortable hotels and found fascinating stories about the behemoth of the Arab world. We enjoyed tapping into

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