Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Taha Hameed

Al-Massar TV

April 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hameed, director of the satellite news channel Al-Massar TV, was killed in southern Baghdad, CNN reported. Hameed was traveling with human rights activist Abed Farhan Thiyab when unknown gunmen fired on their car, killing them both. Al-Massar TV is affiliated with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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