Media Workers Killed in 2007: Ali Watan Rozouk al-Hassani
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Workers Killed in 2007: Ali Watan Rozouk al-Hassani, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64964619.html [accessed 28 May 2016]|
July 6, 2007, in Al-Samawah, Iraq
Gunmen shot al-Hassani, an administrative assistant and security guard for the local television station Al-Samawah, during violent clashes in Al-Samawah, capital of southern Al-Muthanna province, according to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, a local press freedom organization. Al-Hassani was driving to work when he was shot in the head.
Al-Samawah's building had been subjected to heavy shelling that had interrupted its broadcasts, station chief Saeed al-Badri told the observatory. Al-Hassani had cut a vacation short to help the station get back on the air, al-Badri said. A police spokesman told the observatory that the shooting took place about 330 feet (100 meters) from the television station.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.