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Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Thaer Ahmad Jaber

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Thaer Ahmad Jaber , January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64964223.html [accessed 26 December 2014]
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Baghdad TV
April 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

A suicide attacker driving a garbage truck packed with explosives set off a blast near the main entrance of Baghdad TV's offices on April 5, killing Deputy Director Jaber. Hussein Nizar, a guard, died from his injuries the following day. Eleven other employees were injured in the attack, according to CPJ sources.

The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, an Iraqi press freedom organization, reported that the attackers fired at the station's guards, clearing the way for the truck. The front of the building, which housed the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party-owned Baghdad TV and Radio Dar al-Salam, was destroyed along with several station and employee vehicles, according to news reports. The main transmission equipment was damaged, briefly interrupting broadcasts.

Jaber often helped CPJ document attacks against journalists in Iraq. CPJ learned of Jaber's death after calling his cell phone and being informed by a family member that he had been killed.

Medium:Television
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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