New York, October 14, 2004—
An Iraqi reporter for a local Arabic-language television station was killed in a drive-by shooting today in Baghdad's Adhamiya district. Dina Mohammed Hassan, a correspondent for Al-Hurriya TV, was gunned down in front of her Baghdad residence as she waited for a car to transport her to work, station staff told CPJ.
Hassan's colleagues, who arrived at the scene moments later, said she died while they drove her to a hospital. The identities of the attackers are unknown and police are investigating, according to international press reports.