Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed al-Nabbous
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed al-Nabbous, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a97c.html [accessed 24 April 2014]|
Libya Al-Hurra TV
March 19, 2011, in Benghazi, Libya
An unknown gunman shot al-Nabbous, founder of the online opposition outlet Libya Al-Hurra TV, while he was covering a battle in Benghazi, according to news reports. He was the second journalist to be killed during the armed conflict between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Al-Nabbous, 28, was streaming live audio from the scene of the battle when his feed was suddenly interrupted. Described as the face of citizen journalism in Libya, al-Nabbous established Libya Al-Hurra TV to stream live feeds online and post commentary concerning the popular uprising. Al-Nabbous' broadcasts started on February 19, one month before he was killed.
|Job:||Camera Operator, Internet Reporter, Publisher / Owner|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Paramilitary Group|