Sarwa Abdul-Wahab

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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

Iraq: TV news presenter gunned down in Mosul

New York, June 17, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Mohieddin Abdul Hameed al-Naqib, a news presenter for the local affiliate of state-run television station Al-Iraqiya TV, who was gunned down by assailants in the Iraqi city of Mosul today.

Al-Naqib, 49, was leaving his house outside Mosul on his way to work at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when a car with two to three men inside drove by and opened fire at him, killing him instantly, Samir Sloka, the head of Al-Iraqiya TV’s newsroom, told CPJ.

June 17, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

Gunmen kill Iraqi journalist during attempted kidnapping

Editor's note: The original text of this alert was modified to correct Ibrahim Al-Saraj's professional affiliation.

New York, May 5, 2008--Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an Iraqi journalist in Mosul on Sunday after she resisted their attempt to kidnap her. The journalist, Sarwa Abdul-Wahab, and her mother were walking back from a nearby market to the journalist's home when two masked gunmen pulled up in a car and tried to force the journalist into the waiting vehicle, according to The Associated Press. When she fought back, the gunmen shot her twice in the head, the AP reported.

May 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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