Ahmed Salim

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Attacks on the Press   |   Iraq

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Iraq

Eleven journalists were killed because of their work, making Iraq the most dangerous nation for the press for the sixth consecutive year. Nevertheless, the figure was the lowest yearly toll since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003--and two-thirds lower than the annual figures for 2007 or 2006.

Alerts   |   Iraq

Four from al-Sharqiya TV killed in Mosul; arrests made

New York, September 15, 2008The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrest of suspects in the killing of three journalists and a media worker in Mosul on Saturday.

CNN reported that two suspects have been arrested in Mosul, according to Gen. Jalal Tawfeeq, military operations commander of Nineveh province, who spoke to al-Sharqiya. According to Reuters, Brig.-Gen. Khalid Abdul Sattar, the spokesman for Iraqi military operations in Mosul and Nineveh province, said police had arrested five suspects.

September 16, 2008 6:19 PM ET

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Musab Mahmood al-Ezawi

Senior correspondent Musad Mahmood al-Ezawi and cameramen Ahmed Salim and Ihab Mu'd were kidnapped along with their driver, Qaydar Sulaiman, while working in the Al-Zanjali district of Mosul, Al-Sharqiya television said in a statement.

Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.

While five crew members were in a house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.

The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul, after the attack, the journalist said.

September 13, 2008 12:05 AM ET

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Ahmed Salim

Senior correspondent Musad Mahmood al-Ezawi and cameramen Ahmed Salim and Ihab Mu'd were kidnapped along with their driver, Qaydar Sulaiman, while working in the Al-Zanjali district of Mosul, Al-Sharqiya television said in a statement.

Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.

While five crew members were in a house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.

The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul, after the attack, the journalist said.

September 13, 2008 12:04 AM ET

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Ihab Mu'd

Senior correspondent Musad Mahmood al-Ezawi and cameramen Ahmed Salim and Ihab Mu'd were kidnapped along with their driver, Qaydar Sulaiman, while working in the Al-Zanjali district of Mosul, Al-Sharqiya television said in a statement.

Their bodies were later found in Al-Borsa district, a short distance from the kidnapping, a local journalist told CPJ. The journalist said that all the victims were in their 20s.

While five crew members were in a house filming, the three journalists and their driver were kidnapped by armed men, the local journalist told CPJ. The crew was filming a report on a family breaking the Ramadan fast.

The station transferred the five surviving crew members to Arbil, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Mosul, after the attack, the journalist said.

September 13, 2008 12:03 AM ET

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Iraq: Journalists Abducted 2003-09


See also: Journalists killed   |   Media workers killed   |   Background reports
Here is a statistical look at journalists abducted by armed groups in Iraq and held for periods ranging from several hours to many weeks. The analysis, covering the period 2003-09, is followed by capsule reports detailing each abduction. 

Reports   |   Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone

New Hope for Press Freedom in Africa?

Local leaders join global condemnation of Liberia for jailing Channel Four team
August 25, 2000 8:17 PM ET

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