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Journalists killed in Iraq since 1992

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Armed men beat Iraqi journalist in Erbil

July 11, 2017 2:58 PM ET

Beirut, July 11, 2017--Authorities in northern Iraq should conduct a thorough and credible investigation into the beating of journalist Ibrahim Abbas and should bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Five armed men assaulted Abbas in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil yesterday,...

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Two journalists killed in Iraq

July 7, 2017 5:58 PM ET

New York, July 7, 2017--Snipers from the Islamic State group today killed Iraqi journalists Sudad Faris and Harb Hazza al-Duleimi as they covered Iraqi soldiers' push to retake a village near Mosul, according to the channel and news reports....

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Iraqi fixer and French journalist killed in Mosul

June 20, 2017 5:54 PM ET

Beirut, June 20, 2017--French cameraman Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi fixer Bakhtiyar Haddad were killed in an explosion that also injured French journalists Veronique Robert and Samuel Forey as they covered Iraqi soldiers' efforts to retake control of the old city of Mosul yesterday, according to news reports and the...

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For Mosul journalists, no work or safety in post-Islamic State Iraq

June 1, 2017 5:41 PM ET

For nearly three years, Mosul journalist Mohammad Talal al-Nuaimi lived in constant fear of being discovered and killed. The seizure of Mosul by the militant group Islamic State, or IS, in early June 2014 and the subsequent targeting of local journalists had forced him into hiding. He was unable...

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Iraqi journalist killed in suicide bombing

June 1, 2017 12:46 PM ET

Beirut, June 1, 2017--Suhaib al-Heeti, a reporter for the independent Asia Satellite Channel in Iraq's western Anbar province, was killed on May 30 in a suicide attack in the northern Anbar city of Heet, according to news reports, his employer, and the Iraq Observatory for Press Freedoms. He was...

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Kurdish authorities detain journalist who reported on theft verdict

May 24, 2017 6:55 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2017--Authorities in northern Iraq should immediately release Aram Bakhtiar, a journalist for the independent broadcaster NRT, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kurdish security forces arrested Bakhtiar on May 22 on accusations of defaming a judge, NRT deputy newsroom manager Soran Rashid told CPJ....

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Iraqi authorities shutter TV channel's Ramadi bureau

May 18, 2017 6:02 PM ET

Washington D.C., May 18, 2017--Authorities in Iraq's western Al-Anbar Province should rescind their order closing the Ramadi office of satellite news channel Dijlah TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Council of Al-Anbar Province on May 16 ordered the bureau closed, days after the Jordan-based channel aired...

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Being a Target

April 25, 2017 8:20 AM ET

A reporter learns how to dodge terrorist threats to get the story By Rukmini Callimachi The convoy of cars flying al-Qaeda's black flag swept across northern Mali in 2012. Within weeks, it felt like a curtain had been drawn....

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Zone of Silence

April 25, 2017 8:19 AM ET

The public is robbed of information when journalists are murdered By Robert Mahoney Journalist Avijit Roy founded the blog "Mukto-Mona," or Free Thinker, as a forum for free expression and ideas that challenged the growing religious intolerance in his native Bangladesh. His blog for intellectual freedom cost him his life....

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CPJ safety advisory: use of chemical agents in the Mosul offensive

March 6, 2017 2:42 PM ET

A dozen civilians, including women and children, have been treated for suspected exposure to a blistering chemical agent following an Islamic State (IS) attack on East Mosul, Iraq, last week, according to news reports. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said over...

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