Journalists Killed  |  Libya

Mohammed al-Nabbous

Libya Al-Hurra TV

March 19, 2011, in Benghazi, Libya

An unknown gunman shot al-Nabbous, founder of the online opposition outlet Libya Al-Hurra TV, while he was covering a battle in Benghazi, according to news reports. He was the second journalist to be killed during the armed conflict between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Al-Nabbous, 28, was streaming live audio from the scene of the battle when his feed was suddenly interrupted. Described as the face of citizen journalism in Libya, al-Nabbous established Libya Al-Hurra TV to stream live feeds online and post commentary concerning the popular uprising. Al-Nabbous' broadcasts started on February 19, one month before he was killed.

Medium: Internet

Job: Camera Operator, Internet Reporter, Publisher / Owner

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Paramilitary Group

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