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TV station director gunned down in Iraq

Taha Al-Alawi, the head of satellite television station Al-Masar TV, was killed in the Werij district of southern Baghdad on Friday. Gunmen shot at the car in which he was travelling.

Paris-based press freedom group Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) urged Iraqi authorities to carry out a proper investigation into this killing in order to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Impunity for murderers of journalists must stop.

Al-Alawi is the fifth journalist to have been killed in Iraq since the start of 2011 and the tenth since the United States announced the departure of all of its combat forces from Iraq at the end of August 2010.

Date posted: April 10, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 79