CPJ mourns the death of Atlantic Monthly editor Michael Kelly
April 4, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, April 4, 2003—Michael Kelly, editor-at-large of the Atlantic Monthly and a columnist with the Washington Post, was killed today while traveling with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq, according to a statement from the Washington Post.
“We mourn the loss of our colleague Michael Kelly,” said CPJ acting director Joel Simon. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family, loved ones, and colleagues.”
Kelly, who had also served as the editor of the New Republic and the National Journal, is the first American journalist killed while covering the war.
Three other journalists have been killed—Kaveh Golestan, an Iranian free-lance cameraman working for the BBC; ITV news correspondent Terry Lloyd; and Paul Moran, a free-lance cameraman for Australia’s ABC News. Last week, a fourth journalist was found dead in northern Iraq after apparently falling off a hotel roof.
TV crews assaulted, detained covering protests in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq
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Iraq's Al-Anbar Governor orders TV station to close
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Kurdish journalist killed, others attacked amid post referendum tensions
October 30, 2017 5:55 PM ET
New York, October 30, 2017-- CPJ today condemned attacks against the Kurdish media in Iraq and called on all parties to refrain from targeting the press as political and military tensions escalate over a Kurdish independence bid. In recent days, attackers stabbed to death a journalist, a mob attacked...