Woman journalist shot dead outside her home in Mosul

first_img Organisation December 16, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the murder of freelance journalist Sirwa Abdel Wahab on 4 May in Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad. Her death brings to 212 the number of journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. Twenty-five of them have been killed in Mosul. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 28, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News February 15, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the murder of freelance journalist Sirwa Abdel Wahab on 4 May in Mosul, 400 km north of Baghdad. Her death brings to 212 the number of journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. Twenty-five of them have been killed in Mosul.“This is yet another case to add to the long list of Iraqi journalists who have been targeted by armed groups operating with complete impunity,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge the Iraqi authorities to carry out a thorough investigation in order to identify those responsible and to discourage similar murders in the future.”Reporters Without Borders added: “As has happened so often in the past, Wahab was caught in an ambush from which she had no chance of escaping. Our thoughts are with her family and colleagues to whom we offer our sincerest condolences.”Gunmen killed Wahab during an attempt to kidnap her as she leaving her home in the east Mosul neighbourhood of Al-Baqr. When she resisted, they shot her in the head as her mother looked on.Aged 36 and a member of the Kurdistan Union of Journalists, Wahab freelanced for various news media including the news agency Reporters. She also used to work for the satellite TV station Salaheddin. A total of 158 journalists and 54 media assistants have been murdered in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003. Nothing is known of the fate of another 14 journalists and media assistants who were kidnapped. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further May 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist shot dead outside her home in Mosul Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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