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First name:  Samir

Last name:  Sheikh Ali

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journaliste
  • Media outlet:  Al-Jamahir Al-Baghdadiya (The Baghdad Masses)
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Iraq

  • Died:  17 Nov 2012 Iraq
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes
  • Impunity: partial


According to the information obtained by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, Ali’s death was directly linked to his journalistic activities. JFO reported that Ali was shot three times in the chest while driving his car in the central Baghdad district of Sheikh Omar on 17 November.

  • Aged 61, married and the father of three children, Ali had worked for many news media before becoming the editor of The Baghdad Masses three years ago. He was also a human rights activist and staunch defender of fundamental freedoms including freedom of information.


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