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DescriptionA post mortem image of Khaled Saeed's corpse in the morgue.
SourceThe photographer and thus copyright holder of the image is Khaled Saaed's brother, Ahmed ([1]). The image of Saeed were initially published online by Saeed's cousin and distributed widely on Wael Ghonim's We are all Khaled Said Facebook page, along with other blogs of prominent activists, throughout social media and email. Sharing image was promoted by his friends and family.([2]). The image was further published on other online outlets which reported and commented on Saeed's death, including the web portal Masrawy, which was the immediate source of this image. That article, posted by احمد احمد (Ahmed Ahmed) reproduces quotes about the death of Khaled Saaed and its aftermath. A translation includes: "Khalid Mohammed Said Al-Sobhy.... Facebook profile Photos and pictures of the deceased before and after smashing his face and his skull." The Masrawy article is actually a re-post from famous Egyptian activist, Ayman Nour's Facebook blog [3]. The same image was also posted on Wael Ghonim's blog Death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed, (Arabic: [4]; English: [5]). Multiple sources identify Ghonim's Facebook page as a central location for the image and the political organizing which followed (CNN, Newsweek, Wired).
Portion usedEntire image.
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Non-free media rationale for Death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed
ArticleDeath of Khaled Mohamed Saeed
Purpose of useIt significantly adds to the understanding of the event. The level of brutality displayed by the photograph and its distinctly shocking nature is what catalyzed hundreds of thousands of Egyptians to create an online community of activists, first to protest Saeed's death, and then to challenge the entire Mubarak regime. Multiple Reliable Sources clearly link the photo itself--not just the event--as a turning point in creating the resistance to the Egyptian government and its abusive practices. It literally sparked a revolution. The image and its role are both specifically discussed in the article Death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed, with reference to Reliable Sources. The image has an immense historical significance, perhaps rivaling any single piece of media. The photograph itself is the subject of sourced commentary in the article: The Washington Post notes, "Had it not been for a leaked morgue photo of his mangled corpse, tenacious relatives and the power of Facebook, the death of Khaled Said would have become a footnote in the annals of Egyptian police brutality. Instead, outrage over the beating death of the 28-year-old man in this coastal city last summer, and attempts by local authorities to cover it up, helped spark the mass protests demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak."[6]
Replaceable?No photograph could possibly replace this image. Saeed is dead and his body not accessible, nor could any photo give a more accurate representation of his state after being arrested by the Egyptian police. A text description could approximately describe the features of the photo, but there is a reason that this image--and not a description of the image--is what had the real world impact that it did, as the image spread virally and dedicated hundreds of thousands of Egyptians to honoring Saeed's legacy and preventing further state abuses. (note: tens of other reliable sources which repeat, confirm, and expand on this theme are posted at Talk:Death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed/Sources).
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14:40, 26 January 2011No thumbnail400 × 300 (18 KB)Thebutterfly(talk | contribs){{Information |Description = Khaled Saeed |Source = http://www.masrawy.com/ketabat/ArticlesDetails.aspx?AID=52899 |Date = 26 Jan 2010 |Author = Masrawy |Permission = See below |other_versions = No }}
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