Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Mohammad Siddik

Voice of America

February 17, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Siddik, a driver and security guard who worked part time with the Voice of America, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant near his home in the Doura section of Baghdad. The attack took place shortly after Siddik dropped a VOA correspondent at Baghdad airport. The assailant approached Siddik and shot him in the head and torso while Siddik waited in line to buy cooking oil at a shop near his home.


Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.


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