Ali Jaafar

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CPJ Update

CPJ Update June 16, 2006 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates

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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…

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