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Blog   |   Iraq, USA

Iraq war and news media: A look inside the death toll

An Iraqi journalist walks past a wall of photos of journalists killed during the Iraq War. (AP/Samir Mizban)

The U.S.-led war in Iraq claimed the lives of a record number of journalists and challenged some commonly held perceptions about the risks of covering conflict. Far more journalists, for example, were murdered in targeted killings in Iraq than died in combat-related circumstances. Here, on the 10th anniversary of the start of the war, is a look inside the data collected by CPJ.

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Iraq: Journalists Abducted 2003-09


See also: Journalists killed   |   Media workers killed   |   Background reports
Here is a statistical look at journalists abducted by armed groups in Iraq and held for periods ranging from several hours to many weeks. The analysis, covering the period 2003-09, is followed by capsule reports detailing each abduction. 

Alerts   |   Iraq

CPJ alarmed by disappearance of CBS News journalists in Basra   


IRAQ:

New York, February 11, 2008—CBS News is reporting that two unidentified journalists working for the network are missing in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. Their statement said that “all efforts are under way to find them.”

Until the network learns more details, the statement said, “CBS News requests that others do not speculate on the identities of those involved. CBS News has been in touch with the families and asks that their privacy be respected.” Many major media outlets have refrained from reporting the details of the case to ensure the safety of the journalists.

February 11, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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  |   Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Russia

CPJ Update

CPJ Update
July 2007
News from the Committee to Protect Journalists


July 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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  |   Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Russia

CPJ Update

CPJ Update
July 2007
News from the Committee to Protect Journalists


June 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Iraq

Attacks on the Press 2005: Iraq

IRAQ

Iraq was an assignment of unending danger for the hundreds of journalists covering the world's biggest news story. Journalist murders, deaths in crossfire, abductions, and detentions continued apace, reinforcing Iraq's distinction as the most dangerous place in the world to work as a journalist and as one of the deadliest conflicts for media in modern history.
February 16, 2006 11:29 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

correspondent abducted in Baghdad


New York, October 19, 2005—
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by today's abduction in Baghdad of a veteran reporter for London's Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said it believes a group of armed men seized Rory Carroll, the paper's Baghdad correspondent, as he left a house in the Sadr City, a stronghold of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Carroll had been watching the televised trial of Saddam Hussein with a Baghdad family to learn what Iraqi citizens think about the proceedings, the Guardian said.

Case   |   Iraq

IRAQ

AUGUST 3, 2005
Posted: August 4, 2005

Steven Vincent, freelance
KILLED—CONFIRMED

Vincent, who had written for a number of U.S. publications and was working on a book, was abducted along with his translator, Noor al-Khal, on August 2. They were taken by armed men driving what initial press reports described variously as a pickup truck or possibly a police car.
August 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Iraq

American journalist murdered in Basra


New York, August 3, 2005—
The Committee to Protect Journalists is shocked and alarmed by the murder of U.S. freelance journalist and author Steven Vincent, whose bullet-riddled body was found today in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Vincent, who had written for a number of U.S. publications and was working on a book, was abducted along with his translator, Ward al-Khal, on Tuesday by armed men driving what initial press reports described variously as a pickup truck or possibly a police car.

August 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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