Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Omar Kamal


March 26, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Kamal, an Iraqi translator working for the U.S.-based news weekly Time, died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds in Baghdad two days earlier. Kamal, who also worked as a fixer for the magazine, was shot March 24 while driving his car to an assignment, Time news director Howard Chua-Eoan said. Kamal, who suffered serious head wounds, was taken off life support on March 26.

Chua-Eoan said the circumstances of the shooting were unclear, but a number of Iraqis working forTime received threats from a variety of sources.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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