As growing sectarian violence across Iraq renews fears of civil war, journalists gathered in New York this week to talk about their experiences reporting in the country over the past decade.
“No conflict has been as dangerous or as deadly for journalists as the war in Iraq,” said CPJ board member Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and former Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post. Since the U.S. invasion in March 2003, CPJ has documented the cases of 150 journalists and 54 media workers killed in Iraq. The vast majority were local reporters covering their communities, and most of them were deliberately targeted for their work.
The event on Monday, hosted by New America NYC in collaboration with CPJ, featured journalists Hannah Allam, Ahmed Fadaam, and Michael Kamber.
Read more about the event here.
Listen to a podcast of the event here.