September 21, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq
Youssef, an engineer working for Al-Iraqiya
television in Mosul
, was shot to death while
driving in Mosul
Her husband was killed, and their son was seriously wounded in the attack,
Samer al-Obeidi, editor-in-chief of al-Iraqiya in Baghdad
, told CPJ.
Al-Iraqiya has been increasingly targeted
because of its ties to the U.S.-supported Iraqi government. Insurgents in Mosul
have killed at
least three other employees of the station and its affiliates in 2005, and
Al-Iraqiya offices have repeatedly come under mortar attack.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.