Journalists Killed  |  Yemen

Hassan al-Wadhaf

Arabic Media Agency

September 24, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen

Al-Wadhaf, a Yemeni cameraman for the Arabic Media Agency, was shot twice in the face by a sniper while covering an antigovernment protest in Sana'a on September 19, news reports said. He managed to film the incident and was taken to the hospital in the immediate aftermath, but died five days later from his injuries.

The fatal shots were fired by an unidentified rooftop sniper, whose affiliation could not be verified. Snipers firing into crowds of antigovernment demonstrators shot numerous other people in previous days, according to international news reports.

The Arabic Media Agency, a production company, provided reports for the Saudi-based satellite news channel Al-Ekhbariya, the U.S. government-funded Al-Hurra, and the Iraqi state outlet Al-Iraqiya, among others.


Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group


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