Media Workers Killed in 2007: Hussein Nizar
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Workers Killed in 2007: Hussein Nizar, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649648c.html [accessed 28 November 2015]|
April 6, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq
A garbage truck packed with explosives detonated near the main entrance of Baghdad TV's offices on April 5, killing Deputy Director Thaer Ahmad Jaber. 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 houses the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party-owned Baghdad TV and Radio Dar al-Salam, was destroyed along with several station and employee cars, according to news reports. The station's main transmission equipment was damaged, briefly interrupting its broadcast.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.