Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Ali Hlayel

Atyaf (Iraqi Media Network)

October 13, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

 Hlayel, a security guard for Atyaf, was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Baghdad's northwestern neighborhood of Hurriya shortly after leaving his home to go to work.

Atyaf is the second channel of the Iraqi Media Network and broadcasts in several languages, including Kurdish and English, according to CPJ sources. Colleagues at Al-Iraqiya, the main state television channel, said the murder was part of the continued targeting of employees of the Iraqi Media Network.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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