Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation
July 22, 2006, in Fatqa, Lebanon
Al-Chidiac, who headed a Fatqa transmission facility for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC), was killed during Israeli air attacks on television transmitters and telephone towers in north Lebanon, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. The airstrikes came during the 34-day conflict between Israeli forces and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Israeli forces targeted media infrastructure during their offensive, which had been sparked by a cross-border Hezbollah raid. Guerrillas had abducted two Israeli soldiers and killed eight near the Lebanese-Israeli border.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.