Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Naqshin Hamma Rashid


October 29, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Unidentified gunmen killed Rashid, 30, a presenter for the Iraqi state television channel Atyaf, and her driver, Anis Qassem, as the two were driving to work near Haifa Street in central Baghdad, according to CPJ sources.

Rashid, a Kurd also known by colleagues as Sherin Rashid, presented Kurdish-language news on Atyaf. Atyaf is part 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 murders were part of continued targeting of employees of the Iraqi Media Network.

About two dozen employees of the state-run Iraq Media Network, which includes Atyaf, were killed in the war, most by insurgents.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Culture, Human Rights, Politics, Sports, War

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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