Naqshin Hamma Rashid

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Iraqi presenter, driver murdered in Baghdad

New York, October 30, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday’s murder in central Baghdad of a presenter and a driver for the Iraqi state television channel Atyaf. Unidentified gunmen killed Naqshin Hamma Rashid, 30, and her driver Anis Qassem as the two were driving to work near Haifa Street in the morning, according to CPJ sources. Rashid, a Kurd who was also known by colleagues as Sherin Rashid, presented Kurdish-language news on Atyaf.
October 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET

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Anis Qassem

Unidentified gunmen killed Qassem, a driver for the Iraqi state television channel Atyaf, and presenter Naqshin Hamma Rashid as the two were driving to work near Haifa Street in central Baghdad, according to CPJ sources.

Atyaf is the second channel of the Iraqi Media Network and broadcasts in several languages, including Kurdish and English, according to CPJ sources. Colleagues at Al-Iraqiya, the main state television channel, said the murders were part of the continued targeting of employees of the Iraqi Media Network.

October 29, 2006 1:43 PM ET

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