Atwar Bahjat

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Iraq war and news media: A look inside the death toll

March 18, 2013 4:24 PM ET

The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed the lives of a record number of journalists and challenged some commonly held perceptions about the risks of covering conflict. Far more journalists, for example, were murdered in targeted killings in Iraq than...

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Getting Away With Murder

April 20, 2010 12:01 AM ET

CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index spotlights countrieswhere journalists are slain and killers go free New York, April 20, 2010—Deadly, unpunished violence against the press has soared in the Philippines and Somalia, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly...

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Getting Away with Murder 2008

April 30, 2008 3:20 PM ET

CPJ's Impunity Index ranks countries where killers of journalists go free New York, April 30, 2008 -- Democracies from Colombia to India and Russia to the Philippines are among the worst countries in the world at prosecuting journalists' killers according...

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Attacks on the Press in 2006: Introduction

February 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

By Joel SimonAs Venezuelan elections approached in November, President Hugo Chávez accused news broadcasters of engaging in a "psychological war to divide, weaken, and destroy the nation." Their broadcast licenses, he said, could be pulled--no idle threat in a country...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Iraq

February 5, 2007 11:29 AM ET

IRAQ For the fourth consecutive year, Iraq was the most dangerous reporting assignment in the world, exacting a frightening toll on local and foreign journalists. Thirty-two journalists and 15 media support staffers were killed during the year, bringing to 129...

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CPJ Update

January 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update January 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Journalists killed in 2006

December 20, 2006 12:00 AM ET

Majority are murdered; worldwide death toll rises...

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CPJ Update

November 10, 2006 10:16 AM ET

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Three Iraqi journalists slain near Samarra

February 23, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns in the strongest terms the murder of three journalists on assignment in Samarra for the Dubai-based satellite news channel Al-Arabiya. The bodies of correspondent Atwar Bahjat, cameraman Khaled Mahmoud al-Falahi,...

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Atwar Bahjat

Atwar Bahjat

February 23, 2006 12:03 AM ET

The bodies of correspondent Atwar Bahjat, cameraman Khaled Mahmoud al-Falahi, and engineer Adnan Khairallah were found near Samarra, a day after the station lost contact with the crew, editors at Al-Arabiya told CPJ. Bahjat, 30, was a well-known on-air figure....

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