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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Taha Hameed

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Taha Hameed, 20 December 2011, available at: [accessed 21 January 2018]
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Al-Massar TV
April 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hameed, director of the satellite news channel Al-Massar TV, was killed in southern Baghdad, CNN reported. Hameed was traveling with human rights activist Abed Farhan Thiyab when unknown gunmen fired on their car, killing them both. Al-Massar TV is affiliated with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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