Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Mazen Mardan al-Baghdadi


November 21, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq

Three armed men shot al-Baghdadi, 18, a presenter for Al-Mosuliya television, at the door of his home, according to news reports. The men identified themselves as military intelligence agents when they arrived at the home that evening, the journalist's father told the local press freedom group Society to Defend Press Freedom in Iraq.

"They said that they needed to see Mazen urgently," the father was quoted as saying. The men opened fire when al-Baghdadi arrived at the door, shooting him twice in the head, the father said.

Al-Baghdadi was a presenter for two news talk shows on Al-Mosuliya. He had worked at the station for seven months. Authorities disclosed no motive for the killing. 

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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