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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Hassan al-Wadhaf

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
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Arabic Media Agency
September 24, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen

Al-Wadhaf, a Yemeni cameraman for the Arabic Media Agency, was shot twice in the face by a sniper while covering an antigovernment protest in Sana'a on September 19, news reports said. He managed to film the incident and was taken to the hospital in the immediate aftermath, but died five days later from his injuries.

The fatal shots were fired by an unidentified rooftop sniper, whose affiliation could not be verified. Snipers firing into crowds of antigovernment demonstrators shot numerous other people in previous days, according to international news reports.

The Arabic Media Agency, a production company, provided reports for the Saudi-based satellite news channel Al-Ekhbariya, the U.S. government-funded Al-Hurra, and the Iraqi state outlet Al-Iraqiya, among others.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Paramilitary Group
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