July 21, 2008:
Soran Mamahama, a journalist working for a Kurdish
magazine, is killed in Kirkuk.
June 17, 2008:Gunmen kill Mohieldin Abdul-Hameed in Mosul, he
was a presenter for Nineveh's local state-run TV station.
May 21, 2008:Haidar Hashim al-Husseini, a reporter for al-Sharq
newspaper, is kidnapped outside his home in Diyala province. His body, bound hand and foot and with a single bullet wound to the head, is found dumped in a field the next day.
Wisam Ali Ouda, a cameraman for Afaq television
channel, is shot dead in eastern Baghdad's Obaidi district.
Colleagues blame U.S. troops for his death, but the U.S.
military denies involvement.
Feb. 12, 2008:Hisham Michwit Hamdan, 27, went missing Feb. 8 after he left the offices of the Young Journalists League to get notebooks and pens at a market in the central Baghdad district of Bab al-Mudham, the league's chief said. His bullet-riddled body was found Feb. 12 in central Baghdad,
according to league chief, Haider al-Moussawi and police.
Hamdan joined the independent organization when it was established in 2003 as a media watchdog and had not reported any threats, al-Moussawi added. He is survived by a wife and two children.
May 4:Iraqi female reporter, after pulling her from a taxi in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
Gunmen shoot dead Sarwa Abdul-Wahab, an
April 25:Jassem al-Battat is shot dead in Al-Qorna, north of Basra. Battat worked for Al-Nakhil, a radio and TV group owned by the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, a powerful pro-government Shi'ite political party.
Feb. 27:Shihab al-Tamimi, an independent journalist working
for many local newspapers and head of the Iraqi Journalists
Syndicate, dies four days after being seriously wounded in an attack on his car.
Jan 30:Furat channel, is killed by a roadside bomb attack north of Baghdad.
Aala Abdul-Kareem, a cameraman with al-