Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohieldin Al Naqeeb
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohieldin Al Naqeeb, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64966623.html [accessed 31 July 2014]|
June 17, 2008, in north of Mosul, Iraq
Al-Naqeeb, a 49-year-old journalist working with the local affiliate of state-run Al-Iraqiya TV in Nineveh province, was killed in a drive-by shooting north of Mosul.
Al-Naqeeb was on his way to work from his home in an agricultural area on the outskirts of Mosul at around 8:30 a.m. when a group of armed men in a car approached and opened fire, killing him instantly, according to Samir Sloka, head of Al-Iraqiya's newsroom.
Sloka said that al-Naqeeb had received several death threats because of his work at the channel.
Al-Naqeeb began working for the Al-Iraqiya affiliate in Nineveh in 2005. Prior to 2003, he worked for state TV in Baghdad.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|