Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Anwar Turki


March 11, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Turki was driving Amjad Hameed, the head of Iraq's state television channel , when their car was ambushed in central Baghdad by gunmen apparently affiliated to Al-Qaeda. Hameed was hit in the head and chest and died instantly. Turki died later in the hospital.

Al-Iraqiya, which receives funding from the U.S. government, has frequently been the target of insurgent attacks. CPJ has documented the killing of at least six journalists and five media workers from the station and its affiliates since 2004.

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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