Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Tahrir Kadhim Jawad
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Tahrir Kadhim Jawad, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6a023.html [accessed 25 April 2014]|
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October 4, 2010, in Garma, Iraq
Cameraman Jawad, 27, was on his way to deliver footage to Baghdad, about 50 miles away, when a bomb attached to his car exploded, killing him instantly, according to local press freedom groups and news reports. Security forces initiated an investigation but made no arrests.
Jawad had worked as a journalist for seven years. He started his career as an editor with the weekly Al-Karma before becoming a freelance cameraman. The slain journalist was "a courageous cameraman" distinguished for getting footage "where others had failed," said Mohammad al-Jamili, Baghdad bureau chief for the U.S.-government funded Al-Hurra. Jawad contributed to Al-Hurra and a number of other prominent stations, local and international, filming sensitive topics and conflict areas.
|Beats Covered:||Culture, Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|