Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6a328.html [accessed 25 May 2015]|
September 8, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq
Gunmen firing from a speeding car killed Abdel Hamid in front of his home in Mosul, according to news reports. Abdel Hamid was leaving for work at Al-Mosuliya television about 8 a.m. when the shooting occurred.
Abdel Hamid, a father of six, had worked less than a year at Al-Mosuliya, a private channel that covers Ninawa governorate in northern Iraq, according to Mohamed al-Malaki, a producer at the station. Abdel Hamid's program, "Our Mosques," detailed the history of historic religious sites in Mosul. Al-Malaki said he was unaware of any threats against Abdel Hamid.
A day earlier, Al-Iraqiya anchorman Riad al-Saray, who also hosted religious-based programming, was gunned down in Baghdad.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|