July 31, 2012, in Mosul, Iraq
Unidentified armed men shot Anas, 27, a presenter for the television broadcaster Sama Mosul, while he was eating dinner at his Mosul home during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to news reports. Anas' wife, mother, and 4-month-old baby were also injured in the attack, news reports said.
Anas hosted several social, sports, and entertainment programs on Sama Mosul, news reports said. He began working with the broadcaster in 2010 when the channel launched, the reports said.
Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, called on the Iraqi government on August 9 to launch an immediate investigation into his murder. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.