One journalist killed in Baghdad, another badly wounded in Babil province

first_img News RSF_en Hamadallah was badly injured in a targeted shooting yesterday outside his home in Qada Jalba, in Babil province, 90 km south of Baghdad. Unidentified gunmen shot him several times before fleeing. December 28, 2020 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Mohamed Baidawi, Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad bureau chief, was shot dead in Baghdad on 22 March, while Radio Babel journalist Raji Hamadallah was badly injured in a shooting attack yesterday in Babil province.Baidawi was trying to enter the high security “Green Zone” where the Radio Free Iraq’s office is located when he got into an argument at a checkpoint with a member of the presidential guard, who hit him several times and finally shot him in the head. This well-known journalist’s murder has shocked Iraqi media workers. The presidential guardsman has been arrested and an investigation is under way to determination the circumstances of the shooting. Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the victim’s family and colleagues. Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Iraq “We condemn the repeated attacks on journalists in Iraq and we urge the competent authorities to carry out independent and impartial investigations in order to shed light on the circumstances and identify those responsible,” said Lucie Morillon, head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders.A total of 14 journalists have been killed in the past five months. Five were killed in a suicide attack on Salaheddin TV in Tikrit in December, and three were the collateral victims of suicide bombings or car bombs . Six journalists were killed in targeted attacks and two others survived murder attempts. March 25, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist killed in Baghdad, another badly wounded in Babil province News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more