Oct. 18, 2004 –
On Saturday, four masked gunmen shot 22-year-old Iraqi photographer Karam Hussein, who worked for the European Press Agency, outside his home in Mosul. EPA Editor-in-Chief Cengiz Seren told the Committee to Protect Journalists that there were no known threats against Hussein and that the motive for what was apparently a targeted murder is unknown.
Gunmen also killed Iraqi television reporter Dina Mohammed Hassan in a drive-by shooting outside her home in the Al-Adhamiya neighbourhood of Baghdad. Hassan worked for Al-Hurriya, a TV station run by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. The motive for Hassanâ€™s killing is also uncertain.
According to the CPJ, at least 46 media workers, including 33 journalists have lost their lives in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion.