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.
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.