109 Iraqi Journalists killed in Iraq Under Occupation

The Iraqi Journalists Union published a report and lists of the Iraqi  journalists who were killed in the last 3 years. The list took 5 months of working on the ground, documenting when, where, how and by whom, the journalists were killed as follows:

69 journalists were killed by militias or unknown armed men

21 were killed in explosions or fighting

17 were shot by the American troops.

 2 were shot by the Iraqi troops

This statistics show that the Iraqi journalist is targeted by everybody, but the question remains who is responsible for targeting them and for the lack of protection journalists among other Iraqis need. The occupying troops or the Iraqi troops, or both? For it is illogical to imagine that the American or the Iraqi authorities would hold the (unknown) armed men responsible, while they themselves are responsible of shooting 19 journalists apart from the killing of many others in fighting. In all of the other cases, these authorities are indirectly responsible for these killings, as they are responsible of providing safe environment for journalists to work in.

The bitter irony is that the freedom of speech and media (as in all other Iraqi issues like democracy and human rights) was one of the pretexts which the American administration used in invading and occupying Iraq. What kind of freedom a journalist has when his life is threatened?

The international community has to play an active rule in protecting the Iraqi journalists through creating an independent international committee to investigate the daily violations that the Iraqi journalists are exposed to, and to present those who are responsible, no matter of which nationality they are, to the international court.

Bellow are the names, profession, occasion, and date of killing of each Iraqi journalist.

1- Hussien Qthman, translator with the British ITN, his car was shot by the Iraqi troops near Basra in March 23, 2003

2- Aqeel Mohammad Rasheed Al-Janabi, editor in chief of Al-Faiha newspaper, killed by knife stabs in his town Hilla in June24, 2003

3- Qomran Abdul Razzaq, 25, translator in the BBC, killed when the American troops bombed a Kurdish convoy in the north of Iraq in April16, 2003

4- Ahmad Kareem, reporter , Kurdistan Satellite Channel, killed in July 2, 2003

5- Ahmad Shawkat, editor in Bila-Itijah weekly, killed by two armed men who raided his house and shot him in October 28, 2003

6- Doraid Issa Mohamad, translator and producer in CCN, shot in an ambush in Baghdad outskirts in January 27, 2004

7- Yassir Khattab, CNN, killed in the same ambush with Doraid 

The next 12 journalists were killed in Arbeel, in February1, 2004, when the offices of the Kurdistan National Union and the Kurdistan Democratic Party were attacked:

8- Safeer Nadir, camera man in Qulan TV (KDP)

9- Heiman Mohamad Salih, cameraman in Qulan TV

10- Ayoob Mohamad Salih, cameraman, Kurdistan Satellite Channel

11- Ghareeb Mohamad Salih, cameraman,KSC

12- Simko Kareem Mohiddeen, free Lance cameraman

13- Abdul Sattar Abdul Kareem, photographer, Al-Taqiya newspaper

14- Nassih Saleem, freelancer

15- Kamiran Mohamad Omar, freelancer

16- Salah Saidak, Itihad editor –in-Chief

17- Shawkat Sheikh Yazdeen , publisher

18- Mahdi Khashnaw, Nassree, Kurdish newspaper, editor in chief

19- Mahdi Saad Abdulla, Thiraeei newspaper editor-in-Chief

20- Mahmood Awad Hamadi, 33, Al-Jazeera newspaper editor-in-Chief, killed by the American troops in Falluja in March2, 2004

21- Salwan abdul Ghani Al-Noaimi, translator in VOA, shot by armed men in Baghdad in March1, 2004

22- Ali Abdul Azziz, 35,cameraman, Al-Arabiya Satellite, shot by the American troops in March18, 2004

23- Ali Al-Khateeb, 32,Al-Arabiya correspondent , shot by the American troops in Baghdad in March 18, 2004.

24- Nadia Nassrat, f, announcer in the Iraqi Media Net, shot by armed men in Diyala (Baquba) in March 18, 2004

25- Mohamad Ahmad Sarhan, IMN, shot by armed men in Diyala (Baquba) in March 18,2004

26- Majeed Rasheed , technician in IMN, shot by armed men in Diyala (Baquba) in March18, 2004

27- Omar Hashim Kamil, reporter, Time magazine, shot by armed men in Baghdad March26, 2004

28- Burhan Mohamad Mazhoor, cameraman, ABC, shot by the American troops in Falluja March26, 2004

29- As’ad Kadim , Iraqiya TV reporter, shot by the American troops In Samarra April 19, 2004

30- Husein Salih, driver, Al-Iraqiya, shot by the American troops in Samarra April 19,2004

31- Moneer Omran, war correspondent to the Polish TV, shot by armed men in May7, 2004

32- Rasheed Hamid, cameraman in Al-Jazeera news channel, shot by unknown fire source, in Karbala May 21, 2004

33- Mahmood Ismael Dawood, reporter, Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed newspaper, shot by armed men in Baghdad in May 29, 2004

34- Samiya Abd al-Jabir,f, administrator and technician in Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed, shot by unknown armed men in Baghdad May 29, 2004

35- Sahraddeen Al-Noaimi, editor-in-chief of Kerkuk weekly, killed when a grenade was thrown on his car in Kerkuk in June4, 2004

36- Husam Ali, freelance cameraman, killed in Falluja by unknown armed men in August15, 2004

37- Mahmood Hamid Abbass, cameraman, German TV, shot by unknown armed men in Falluja 15, 2004

38- Ali Jabir, Iraqi journalist accompanying the Italian journalist Inzo Baldini, killed by armed men near Najaf, after the Italian journalist was kidnapped in August 21, 2004

39- Jamal Tafeeq Salman, photographer, in Gazeta Wyborcza, shot by unknown armed men in Baghdad August 25, 2004

40- IsmaelTahir Mohsin, reporter in AP, shot near his house by unknown armed men in Xeptember2,2004

41- Ahmad Jasim, reporter, Al-Iraqiya, shot by unknown armed men in October7,2004

42- Karam Hussein, photographer, Pressphoto, killed in Mosul in October14,2004

43- Dina Mohamad Hassan,f, reporter to Al-Huriya TV, killed in Adhamiya by armed men in October14,2004

44- Liqa’ Abdul Razzaq,f, announcer in Al-Sharqiya TV killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad October27,2004

45- Nasralla Al-Dawoodi, 55, editor-in-chief of Al-Iraq Daily, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad in October27,2004

46- Ali Adnan, technician, Al-Arabiya, October 30, 2004, car bomb targeted Al-Arabiya office

47- Hassan Alwan, the same

48- Ramziya Moushi,f, the same

49- Nabeel hassan, the same

50- Dhia Najim, cameraman, Reuters, shot by an American sniper in his head in November1, 2004 when he was covering the fighting between armed men and the American troops.

51- Sahar Saad,f, reporter in Meezan and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, shot in Baghdad unknown armed men in Baghdad June 3, 2004

52- Dawod Qassim, reporter, The German Radio, killed with his wife and father by unknown armed men in Baghdad February 4, 2005

53- Muayd Sámi, editor-in-chief of the Parliament news paper in Baquba, killed by unknown armed men in January13,2005

54- Ali Dhia Hassan,27, reporter in al-Nahdha newspaper, shot by unknown armed men in Baghdad January16,2005

55- Huda Dhia Hassan, Ali’s sister, reporter in Nahdha newspaper, shot by unknown armed men in Baghdad January16, 2005

56- Abdul Hussein Khaz’al, 40,  Al-Harra satellite channel reporter, killed with his son,3, by unknown armed men in Basra February8,2005

57-Raida Al-Wazzan, announcer in Al-Iraqiya satellite TV, killed by anknown armed men in Mosul February 28, 2005

58- Saman Abdulla, announcer in Kerkuk TV, killed by unknown armed men April5,2005

59- Ahmad Adam Mostafa, journalist and writer in Al-Mada Daily, slaughtered by unknown armed men in Yousfiya May15, 2005

60- Najim Abid Khudheir, freelance reporter, slaughtered by unknown armed men in Yousfiya in May15, 2005

61- Ahmad Khalid Sultan, reporter in Al-Sad newspaper, member on the Young Journalists Association, , killed by unknown armed men west of Baghdad July17, 2005

62- Walid Ibrahim, reporter, Reuters, shot by the American troops in Hay Al-Adil in Baghdad while he was covering the fighting in August29, 2005

63- Hayder Kadhim, reporter, Reuters, shot by the American troops in Hay Al-Adil in Baghdad while he was covering the fighting in August29, 2005

64- Abdul Qadir Mohamad Al-Badrani, reporter in Iraqiyoon News Agency, shot by the Iraqi troops in Falluja August 8, 2005

65- Laiq Ibrahim, reporter in Kurdistan radio, killed by unknown armed men in Kerkuk march10, 2005

66- Ahmad Abdul Jabbar Hashim, reporter in Al-Sabah Daily, kidnapped and killed by unknown armed men in March31, 2005

67- Husan Hilal Sarsam, cameraman in Kurdistan TV, killed by unknown armed men in Musol March14, 2005

68- Jasim Al-Qaissi, reporter in Al-Siyada newspaper, killed in his car with his son north of Baghdad In June22, 2005

69- Jasim Al-Sheikhly, freelance journalist, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad in June22, 2005

70- Ahmad Wa’il Al-bakri, TV director in Al-Sharqiya TV, shot by the American troops in Baghdad in June 28, 2005

71- Zaid Mohamad Salloom Al-Zubaidi, driver in Al-Hurra news channel, killed by unknown armed men south of Baghdad in August12, 2005

72- Hadi Hassan Al-Shamari, editing secretary, Biladi magazine, killed by unknown armed men in mid 2005.

73- Khalid Sabih Al-Attar,43, producer and presenter in Al-Iraqiya TV, kidnapped and killed by unknown armed men in Mosul July1, 2005

74- Maha Ibrahim,f, editor-in-chief, Baghdad TV, shot by the American troops in Baghdad, July3, 2005

75-Ahlam Yousif, Tv engineer, Al-Iraqiya TV, killed in Mosul by unknown armed men September22, 2005

76- Adnan Al-Bayati, producer and presenter in the Italian TV, killed in his house in Baghdad by unknown armed men in July23, 2005

77- Rafid Mahmood, radio presenter in Diyala, IMN, killed by unknown armeb men in Al-Gatoon areaAugust27, 2005

78- Haydar Fakhir Al-Tamimi, 38, New York Times reporter, and director of Al-Mirbad News Channel, kidnapped and killed in Basra September19, 2005

79- Hind Ismael,f,28, Al-Safeer newspaper reporter in Mosul, killed by unknown armed men in September16, 2005

80- Firas Al-Ma’adhidi, 40, Al-Safeer newspaper reporter, killed by unknown armed men in Mosul September16, 2005

81-Ahmad Hussein Al-Maliki, reporter in Tallafar newspaper, kidnapped for two months then killed by unknown armed men in Musol in November7, 2005

82- Mohamad Haroon Al-Fatlawi, secretary general of Iraqi Journalists Union, editor-in-chief of Al-Qadhiya Daily, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad October19, 2005

83- Maisoon Abdul Hafidh,f, editing designer, in Al-Jumhoriya newspaper, killed near her office in Baghdad early 2005.

84- Fadhil Hussein Al-Khafaji, reporter in Al-Da’wa newspaper, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad January30, 2005

85- Haydar Al-Jourani, reporter of Al-da’wa newspaper In Najaf, killed by the American troops in the fighting with the Mahdi Army in 2005

86- Fadhil Hazim Fadhil, Al-Hurriya TV reporter , killed in an explosion near the interior ministry in Baghdad April14, 2005

87- Ali Ibrahim Issa, cameraman, Al-Hurriya TV, killed in an explosion near the interior ministry in Baghdad April4, 2005

88- Shamil Abdulla Ass’ad, reporter in the Kurdish TV, his body was found in one of Kerkuk streets in April15, 2005

89- Salih Ibrahim, AP reporter, killed in an explosion targeting the American troops in Baghdad, April23, 2005

90- Najat Mohamad Karim, administrator, in Dijla radio, targeted by a sniper in his office in Baghdad, April26, 2005

91- Qasim Mohamad, guard, Dijla radio, targeted by a sniper in the office April26, 2005

92- Yassir Al-Salihi, reporter to an American group called Night Rider, shot in his car by the American troops in June22, 2005

93- Abdul Salaam Ahmad, reporter in Al-Soumariya TV, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad December10, 2005

94- Mahmood Za’al, reporter , Baghdad TV, killed by the American troops in Khaldiya January14, 2006

95- Sarmad Salman, freelance sports reporter, kidnapped and killed by armed men in Baghdad early January 2006

96- Alan Anoi,33, translator, killed when the American journalist Jill Carol was kidnapped in Baghdad in Jaanuary7, 2006

97- Abdul Razzaq A-Na’as, writer and professor of journalism in Baghdad university, shot by unknown armed men, in Baghdad in January29, 2006

98- Hamza Hussein, sports reporter, Al-Diyar TV, killed in a car bomb in Baghdad January22,2006

99- Atwar Bahjat,f,30, Al-Arabiya correspondent, kidnapped killed by unknown armed men in Salahddeen, in February23,2006

100- Khalid Mahmood Al-Falahi,39, Al-Arabiya cameraman, kidnapped and killed by unknown armed men in Salahddeen, February23, 2006

101- Adnan Kheiralla, 36, tv engineer, Al-Arabiya, kidnapped and killed by unknown armed men in Salahddeen, February23, 2006

102- Monsif Abdulla Al-Khalidi,35, news director in Baghdad TV, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad March7, 2006

103-Amjad Hamid Mohsin, Al-Iraqiya TV director, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad March 11, 2006

104- Anwar Turky, worker, Al-Iraqiya TV, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad March11, 2006

105- Mohsin Khodeir, editor-in-chief, Alefba’ magazine, killed by unknown armed men in March13, 2006

106- Ali Hamid Al-Mayahi, reporter in Al-Da’wa newspaper, killed by the American-Iraqi joint troops when he was covering a military raid on a mosques in Baghdad March19, 2006

107- Kamil Manahi Anbar, reporter in Al-Nahar and correspondent of the  Institute of War and Peace Journalism, killed while he was covering an American military raid on a mosque in Baghdad March19, 2006

108- Abdul Jalil Jasim Al-Mahamadawi, reporter in Al-Risala newspaper, killed in a suicide explosion while he was covering a Friday prayer in a mosque in Baghdad April8,2006

109-Qusai Al-Amiri, media coordinator in Al-Bilad radio, killed by unknown armed men in Baghdad April22, 2006.

 (PS: this list stops at the end of April 2006)

*The list was published in Al-Zawra’ newspaper (the IJU paper) no.469 on Thursday May4, 2006, in Arabic.

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Articles by: Sabah Ali

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