Ali Jaafar

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update
June 16, 2006

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists

June 16, 2006 12:00 AM ET


Alerts   |   Iraq

TV sports reporter gunned down in Baghdad

New York, May 31, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of an Iraqi sports journalist by unidentified gunmen in Baghdad today. Ali Jaafar, 24, a well-known sports correspondent and anchor at Iraq’s state television channel Al-Iraqiya, was shot as he opened up his recently deceased brother’s auto shop near his home in Al-Shorta al-Rabaa in southwest Baghdad, according to CPJ sources and international news reports. His colleagues believe he was killed because he worked for Al-Iraqiya.
May 31, 2006 12:00 PM ET


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