Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Taha Hameed
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Taha Hameed, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a80c.html [accessed 24 April 2014]|
April 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq
Hameed, director of the satellite news channel Al-Massar TV, was killed in southern Baghdad, CNN reported. Hameed was traveling with human rights activist Abed Farhan Thiyab when unknown gunmen fired on their car, killing them both. Al-Massar TV is affiliated with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.